August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius (5 July 1845 in Braunschweig – 31 May 1912 in Braunschweig) was a German ornithologist.

Blasius belonged to a family of scientists: his father was the ornithologist Johann Heinrich Blasius (1809-1870) and his brother was the ornithologist Rudolf Heinrich Paul Blasius (1842-1907).

In 1871 he became a professor of zoology and botany at the Braunschweig University of Technology. He also served as director of its natural history museum and botanical gardens. He was a member of the council for the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (German Ornithological Society).[1]

Selected writings

  • Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Vogelfauna von Borneo, 1881 (with Adolph Nehrkorn) - Contribution to the knowledge of birds from Borneo.
  • Dr. Platen's ornithologische Sammlungen aus Amboina, 1882 (with Adolf Nehrkorn) - Dr. Platen's ornithological collection from Amboina.
  • Über die letzten Vorkommnisse des Riesen-Alks (Alca impennis), 1883 - On the last occurrences of the great auk (Alca impennis).
  • Ueber einige Vögel von Cochabamba in Bolivia, 1885 - On some birds of Cochabamba in Bolivia.
  • Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Vogelfauna von Celebes, 1885 - Contribution to the knowledge of birds from the Celebes.
  • Die Vögel von Gross-Sanghir, 1888 - Birds of Greater Sanghir.
  • Die anthropologische litteratur Braunschweigs und der nachbargebiete, 1900 - Anthropological literature of Braunschweig and neighboring areas.[2][3]


  • Beolens, Bo & Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird?: Men and women commemorated in the common names of birds, Christopher Helm, London.
  1. ^ JSTOR Notes and News Vol XXIX 1912, p. 571
  2. ^ Google Search (publications)
  3. ^ WorldCat Search (publications)
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA