Heinrich Rudolf Schinz

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Heinrich Rudolf Schinz
Heinrich Rudolf Schinz.jpg
Born30 March 1777
Died8 March 1861(1861-03-08) (aged 83)
Zürich, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
Alma materUniversity of Würzburg and University of Jena
Scientific career
FieldsZoology
InstitutionsUniversity of Zurich

Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (March 30, 1777 – March 8, 1861) was a Swiss physician and naturalist.

Biography[edit]

Schinz was born in Zürich and studied medicine at the universities of Würzburg and Jena. In 1798 he received his doctorate and subsequently returned to his hometown of Zürich as a medical practitioner. In 1804 he became a teacher of physiology and natural history at the medical-surgical institute in Zürich, and from 1833 to 1855 he served as an associate professor of zoology at the university of Zurich.[1][2]

Works[edit]

He was also curator at the natural history society of Zurich, and was the author of many important zoological works; such as:

  • Das Thierreich eingetheilt nach dem Bau der Thiere als Grundlage (1821–25), translation of Georges Cuvier's Le Règne Animal, with numerous additions.
  • Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Reptilien (1833–34); Karl Joseph Brodtmann lithographed the plates.
  • Europäsche Fauna (1840).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ADB:Schinz, Rudolf In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 31, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1890, S. 303–305.
  2. ^ Schinz, Heinrich Rudolf Historischen Lexikon der Schweiz

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mearns and Mearns - Biographies for Birdwatchers ISBN 0-12-487422-3