Coenraad Jacob Temminck

Scientist, Academic

1778 – 1858

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Who was Coenraad Jacob Temminck?

Coenraad Jacob Temminck was a Dutch aristocrat and zoologist.

Temminck was the first director of the National Natural History Museum at Leiden from 1820 until his death. His Manuel d'ornithologie, ou Tableau systématique des oiseaux qui se trouvent en Europe was the standard work on European birds for many years. He inherited a large collection of bird specimens from his father, who was treasurer of the Dutch East India Company. In 1831, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Temminck was also the author of Histoire naturelle générale des Pigeons et des Gallinacées, Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d'Oiseaux, and contributed to the mammalian sections of Philipp Franz von Siebold's Fauna japonica.

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Born
Mar 31, 1778
Amsterdam
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Amsterdam
Died
Jan 30, 1858
Lisse

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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