Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Kiesenwetter, Ernst August Hellmuth Von

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1626

The noted Saxon entomologist E. A. H. von Kiesenwetter was born at Dresden, Germany, on November 5, 1820. He studied law at the University of Leipzig until 1843, and rose to prominence in the Ministry of the Interior. He began taking collecting trips, and publishing entomological articles, in the 1840s. Though known principally as a coleopterist, Kiesenwetter also published on other orders. His principal contribution, other than the numerous papers he authored, was to author much of the Coleoptera section of the “Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands.” He died on March 18, 1880, at Dresden, Germany.


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