Johann Philipp Achilles Leisler

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Johann Philipp Achilles Leisler.

Johann Philipp Achilles Leisler (1 August 1771 or 1772 – 8 December 1813) was a German physician and naturalist.

Leisler named a number of birds, including the Temminck's Stint, which he named after his friend Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858). He is commemorated in Leisler's Bat, Nyctalus leisleri, first described by Heinrich Kuhl (1797-1821).[1]

He was a founding member of the Wetterauischen Gesellschaft für die gesamte Naturkunde (Wetterauische Society for Natural History) at Hanau.[2][3]

His daughter, Luise von Ploennies (1803-1872), was known for her poetry and dramas.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • Populäres Naturrecht: Reines Naturrecht, 1799 - Popular natural law: Pure natural law.
  • Nachträge zu Bechsteins Naturgeschichte Deutschlands, 1812 - Addenda to Bechstein's natural history of Germany.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson Leisler's Bat
  2. ^ Hessisches Landesamt für geschichtliche Landeskunde Hessian Biography
  3. ^ Uni-Goettingen Annalen der Wetterauischen Gesellschaft
  4. ^ Google Books Princess Ilse: a story of the Harz Mountain by Luise Leisler von Ploennies, Marie Petersen
  5. ^ Google Search (publications)