August Wilhelm Heinrich Blasius
|A.K.A.||Blasius, Wilhelm Blasius|
|Was||Zoologist Scientist Curator Professor Educator Paleontologist Naturalist|
|Type||Academia Arts Biology Science Social science|
|Birth||5 July 1845, Brunswick, Germany|
|Death||31 May 1912, Brunswick, Germany (aged 66 years)|
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).
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.