Max Beier

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Max Beier (6 April 1903 in Spittal an der Drau – 4 July 1979 in Vienna) was an Austrian arachnologist and entomologist.[1]

He studied zoology at the University of Vienna, and obtained his PhD there in 1927.[2] He took up a post at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, in the same year, developing an expertise in pseudoscorpions.[2]

He was appointed Director of the zoological department of the Vienna Museum in 1962, and retired in 1968.[2]

A list of Beier's 398 scientific papers was published, with an obituary, in Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien.[3] 252 were on pseudoscorpions.[2]

He was editor of the Orthopterorum Catalogus and an updated edition of the volume on insects in the Handbuch der Zoologie.[2]

Awards[edit]

Beier was granted the German Entomological Society's Fabricius Medal in January 1967.[2] In July 1968 he was granted an honorary doctorate by the University of Innsbruck.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Beier and his wife, Irmgard were married in 1931.[2] His death on 4 July 1979[4] was unexpected.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Max Walter Peter Beier". Zoologisch-Botanische Datenbank (in German). Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen. December 1980. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mahnert, Volker (1979). "Professor Dr Max Beier (1903–1979)" (PDF). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society. 5: 115–116. ISSN 0524-4994.
  3. ^ Alfred Kaltenbach (December 1980), "Hofrat Professor Dr. Max Beier zum Gedenken", Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in WienWikidata Q47036032
  4. ^ Mahnert says 6 July, but other sources agree on 4 July

Further reading[edit]

  • Beier, Max Walter Peter. In: The International Who's Who 1979—80. (1979)