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Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben

 

Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben

Johann Christian Erxleben
Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (1744-1777)
Born 22 June 1744
Quedlinburg
Died 19 August 1777
Göttingen
Fields Naturalist
Institutions University of Göttingen
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Doctoral advisor Abraham Gotthelf Kästner
Doctoral students Christian von Weigel
Notes
He was the son of Dorothea Christiane Erxleben.

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 Dorothea Christiane Erxleben's son, who was the first woman in Germany to be promoted to a medical doctor.

Works

Partial list

  • 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.

References

  • Gerta Beaucamp: Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben. Versuch einer Biographie und Bibliographie. (= Lichtenberg-Studien, hg. von Stefan Brüdermann und Ulrich Joost, Bd. 9). Wallstein Verlag Göttingen 1994
  • Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Vorlesungen zur Naturlehre. Ediert nach G. Chr. Lichtenbergs annotierten Handexemplar der 4. Auflage von Johann Christian Polykarp Erxlebens "Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre", hrsg. v. d. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Wallstein Verlag Göttingen 2005
  • Bertram Brenig: "Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (1744-1777) - Universalgelehrter, Naturforscher und Tierarzt". Georgia-Augusta 72, 35-44 (2000)

External links

  • Erxleben's math genealogy
  • Gaedike, R.; Groll, E. K. & Taeger, A. 2012: Bibliography of the entomological literature from the beginning until 1863 : online database - version 1.0 - Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut.
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