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Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben

Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben

German scientist
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Occupations Naturalist Veterinarian Scientist Physician Entomologist Educator
Countries Germany
A.K.A. Erxleben
Gender male
Birth June 22, 1744 (Quedlinburg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Death August 19, 1777 (Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Family
Mother: Dorothea Erxleben
Education University of Göttingen
Authority ISNI id Library of congress id Openlibrary id VIAF id
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Biography

Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (22 June 1744 – 19 August 1777) was a German naturalist from Quedlinburg.

Erxleben was Professor of physics and veterinary medicine at the University of Göttingen. He wrote Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre (1772) and Systema regni animalis (1777). He was founder of the first and oldest academic Veterinary School in Germany, the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, in 1771.

He was the son of Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, the first woman in Germany to earn a medical degree.

Works

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  • 1767 Einige Anmerkungen über das Insektensystem des Hr. Geoffroy und die Schäfferschen Verbesserungen desselben. Hannoverisches Magazin, Hannover (Stück 20) 305-316
  • 1772 Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre. Göttingen und Gotha, Dieterich 648 p., 8 Taf.
  • 1775 Anfangsgründe der Chemie . Göttingen, Dieterich, 472p. Digital edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • 1769-1778 Pallas, P. S., Baldinger, E. G., Erxleben, J. C. P. [full title] Peter Simon Pallas Naturgeschichte merkwuerdiger Thiere, in welcher vornehmlich neue und unbekannte Thierarten durch Kupferstiche, Beschreibungen und Erklaerungen erlaeutert werden. Durch den Verfasser verteutscht. I. Band 1 bis 10te Sammlung mit Kupfern. Berlin und Stralsund, G. A. Lange (Samml. 1-10), 48 Taf.
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