Johann Ludwig Christ

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Plate from Naturgeschichte, Klassifikation und Nomenklatur der Insekten vom Bienen.

Johann Ludwig Christ (18 October 1739, Öhringen – 19 November 1813 in Kronberg im Taunus)[1] was a German naturalist, gardener and pastor.

He was a specialist in Hymenoptera who published in 1791 Naturgeschichte, Klassifikation und Nomenklatur der Insekten vom Bienen, Wespen und Ameisengeschlecht. In 1791, he became the first person to describe Polistes dominula. He also studied fruit trees and wrote Vollständige Pomologie (2 volumes, 1809–1822).

Sources[edit]

  • Helmut Bode: Johann Ludwig Christ. Pfarrer, Naturforscher, Ökonom, Bienenzüchter und Pomologe 1739–1813. Frankfurt am Main 1984, ISBN 3-7829-0291-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in the church book of Kronberg 1813.