unbekannter Gast

Fichtel, Leopold von#

b. Sibiu, Romania (then Hermannstadt), 1770, d. Vienna, March 18, 1810, one of the founders of micropaleontology in Austria. During several journeys to Europe and East India F. collected shells, snails and insects for the natural history collection of the court, the "Hofnaturalien-Cabinett". On behalf of the emperor he acquired 210 exhibits of the James Cook Collection in London.

Works#

Testacea microscopica, 1798 (with J. P. C. von Moll).

Literature#

F. Roegl, L. v. F. und J. P. C. von Moll und ihre wissenschaftliche Bedeutung, in: Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, 1982.