About Ernst Johann Schmitz: German naturalist, ornithologist, entomologist and Roman Catholic priest (1845 - 1922) | Biography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
peoplepill id: ernst-johann-schmitz
1 views today
1 views this week
Ernst Johann Schmitz
German naturalist, ornithologist, entomologist and Roman Catholic priest

Ernst Johann Schmitz

Ernst Johann Schmitz
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German naturalist, ornithologist, entomologist and Roman Catholic priest
A.K.A. האב שמיץ
Was Zoologist Scientist Priest Entomologist
From Germany Portugal
Field Biology Religion Science
Gender male
Birth 18 May 1845, Rheydt, Germany
Death 3 December 1922, Haifa, Israel (aged 77 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)


Ernst Schmitz, 1907

Ernst Johann Schmitz (18 May 1845 – 3 December 1922) was a German naturalist, ornithologist, entomologist and Roman Catholic priest who settled in Madeira in the late 1870s, serving as vice chancellor of the Funchal Seminary from 1891 to 1898, and again from 1902 to 1908, becoming a naturalised Portuguese citizen. From 1898 to 1902 he worked in Belgium. In 1908 he moved to Palestine to manage the Hospice of St Paul in Jerusalem until 1914, subsequently working in similar positions in Tabgha, Damascus and finally Haifa where he died.

Schmitz is known for his extensive natural history studies, both on the island of Madeira, where he described the Madeiran wood pigeon and Zino's petrel as well as studying the local ants, and in Palestine. He was especially known for his extensive natural collection of Holy Land animals. This collection was considered lost after Schmitz's death, until found by chance at a cellar in Old Jerusalem in the 1970s. The Schmitz Natural Collection is now presented at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
From our partners
Reference sources
arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes