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)