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August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius

August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius German ornithologist

German ornithologist
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Intro German ornithologist
A.K.A. Blasius, Wilhelm Blasius
Was Zoologist Scientist Curator Professor Educator Paleontologist Naturalist
From Germany
Type Academia Arts Biology Science Social science
Gender male
Birth 5 July 1845, Brunswick, Germany
Death 31 May 1912, Brunswick, Germany (aged 66 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
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August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius (5 July 1845 in Braunschweig – 31 May 1912 in Braunschweig) was a German ornithologist.

Blasius belonged to a family of scientists: his father was the ornithologist Johann Heinrich Blasius (1809-1870) and his brother was the ornithologist Rudolf Heinrich Paul Blasius (1842-1907).

In 1871 he became a professor of zoology and botany at the Braunschweig University of Technology. He also served as director of its natural history museum and botanical gardens. He was a member of the council for the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (German Ornithological Society).

Selected writings

  • Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Vogelfauna von Borneo, 1881 (with Adolph Nehrkorn) - Contribution to the knowledge of birds from Borneo.
  • Dr. Platen's ornithologische Sammlungen aus Amboina, 1882 (with Adolf Nehrkorn) - Dr. Platen's ornithological collection from Amboina.
  • Über die letzten Vorkommnisse des Riesen-Alks (Alca impennis), 1883 - On the last occurrences of the great auk (Alca impennis).
  • Ueber einige Vögel von Cochabamba in Bolivia, 1885 - On some birds of Cochabamba in Bolivia.
  • Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Vogelfauna von Celebes, 1885 - Contribution to the knowledge of birds from the Celebes.
  • Die Vögel von Gross-Sanghir, 1888 - Birds of Greater Sanghir.
  • Die anthropologische litteratur Braunschweigs und der nachbargebiete, 1900 - Anthropological literature of Braunschweig and neighboring areas.
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