Johann August Ephraim Goeze

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Johann August Ephraim Goeze
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Johann August Ephraim Goeze
Born (1731-05-28)May 28, 1731
Died June 27, 1793(1793-06-27)
Residence Germany
Citizenship  Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Halle-Wittenberg

Johann August Ephraim Goeze (28 May 1731—27 June 1793) was a German zoologist from Aschersleben.

He was the son of Johann Heinrich and Catherine Margarete (née Kirchhoff). He studied theology at University of Halle. He married Leopoldine Maria Keller in 1770, by whom he had four children. In 1751, he became a pastor in Aschersleben, in Quedlinburg, and later of St. Blasius' Church in Quedlinburg in 1762, finally becoming first deacon of the seminary of Quedlinburg in 1787. He died in Quedlinburg.

He did much work with aquatic invertebrates, particularly insects and worms. In 1773, he was the first to describe tardigrades.

In 1784 Goeze perceived the similarities between the heads of tapeworms found in human intestinal tract and the invaginated heads of C. cellulosae in pigs.[1]


Partial list

  • Goeze, J. A. E. 1776. Verzeichnisse der Namen von Insecten und Wurmern, welche in dem Rosel, Kleemann und De Geer vorkommen. Naturforscher 9: 61-78 [1776], 81-85.
  • with Charles De Geer Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Insekten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen hrsg. von Johann August Ephraim Goeze. Leipzig: J. C. Müller, 1776–1783.
  • Goeze, J. A. E. 1782. Des Herrn Baron Karl Degeer Koniglichen Hofmarschalls .... Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Insekten aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt und mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben. Volume 6. 200 pp., 30 pls. Raspe, Nurnberg.
  • Goeze, J. A. E. 1783. Entomologische Beyträge zu des Ritter Linné zwölften Ausgabe des Natursystems. Dritten Theiles vierter Band. - pp. I-XX, 1-178. Leipzig. (Weidmanns Erben und Reich).


  1. ^ Marty Aileen M, Johnson Linda K, and Neafie Ronald C. Human Taeniasis and Cysticercosis. in Meyers WM, Neafie RC, Marty AM, Wear DJ. (Eds) Pathology of Infectious Diseases Volume I Helminthiases. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC. 2000;
  • Allen G. Debus (dir.) (1968). World Who’s Who in Science. A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists from Antiquity to the Present. Marquis-Who’s Who (Chicago) : xvi + 1855 p.