Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer

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Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer (31 May 1755 – 28 June 1829) was a German botanist and entomologist.

He was born at Etzelwang in the Upper Palatinate and died at Hersbruck, near Nuremberg. He was the son of Georg Wolfgang Panzer (de) (the elder, 1729-1805), one of the most distinguished and productive of German bibliographers, whose Annales Typographici were published between 1793 and 1803.[1]

A physician, he practised at Hersbruck. A celebrated botanist, he had a very species-rich herbarium.

He also assembled a very important insect collection which was the basis of a vast work Faunae insectorum germanicae initia (Elements of the insect fauna of Germany), published at Nuremberg between 1796 and 1813. Illustrated by Jacob Sturm (1771–1848), with more than 2,600 hand-colored plates of individual, lifesize insects, this work was issued in 109 parts over the 17-year period of its serial publication, a common pattern for illustrated natural history works in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Works[edit]

  • 1781: Observationum Botanicarum specimen
  • 1783: Beytrag zur Geschichte des ostindischen Brodbaums, mit einer systematischen Beschreibung desselben … Nebst einer Kupfertafel
  • 1785: De dolore (Altorfi)
  • 1787: Versuch einer natürlichen Geschichte der Laub- und Lebermoosse nach Schmidelschen-Schreberschen und Hedwigschen Beobachtungen
  • 1793–1813: Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia, oder Deutschlands Insecten, 109 Teile, 2640 Kupfertafeln von Jacob Sturm, herausgegeben von Dr G. W. F. Panzer. Zweyte Auflage. [Fortgesetzt bis 1844 von] Dr G. A. W. Herrich-Schaffer
  • 1794: Faunae Insectorum Americes Borealis prodomus, etc.
  • 1795: Deutschlands Insectenfaune oder entomologisches Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1795
  • 1802: Symbolae Entomologicae … Cum tabulis XII. aeneis
  • 1802: Viro … venerabili G. W. Panzero parenti suo … gratulatur, simulque quaedam de D. J. G. Volcamero, … additis duabus ad illum epistolis H. Boerhaave et I. Pitt[on] Tournefort, … exponit D. G. W. F. Panzer
  • 1804: Systematische Nomenclatur uber weiland … J. C. Schaeffers naturlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen regensburgischer Insekten, etc. (D. J. C. Schaefferi iconum insectorum circa Ratisbonam indigenorum enumeratio systematica opera et studio G. W. F. P.)
  • 1805: Kritische Revision der Insektenfaune Deutschlands (2 Bändchen)
  • 1813: Index entomologicus sistens omnes insectorum species in G. W. F. Panzeri Fauna Insectorum Germanica descriptas atque delineatas … adjectis … observationibus. Pars 1. Eleutherata
  • 1813: Ideen zu einer künftigen Revision der Gattungen der Gräser. L.P.

References[edit]

Stub Translated from French Wikipedia

External links[edit]

  1. ^ G.W. Panzer, Annales Typographici ab Artis Inventae Origine usque ad annum MDXXXVI, 11 Vols (Impensis Joannis Eberhardi Zeh, Bibliopolae, Norimbergae 1793-1803).
  2. ^ IPNI.  Panz.