Brehm, Christian Ludwig

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Brehm, Christian Ludwig Gender: M
born on 24 January 1787 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Gotha, Germany, 50n57, 10e41
Timezone LMT m10e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°51 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°24'

Christian Ludwig Brehm


German pastor and ornithologist. He was the father of zoologist Alfred Brehm. His extensive writings included Beitrage zur Vogelkunde (1820–22), which described 104 species of German birds in minute detail, and Handbuch der Naturgeschichte aller Vogel Deutschlands (1831). Brehm accumulated a collection of 15,000 bird skins which is today housed at Otto Kleinschmidt's Natural History Museum at Tring. Brehm died on 23 June 1864.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Brehm, Alfred (born 2 February 1829)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites baptismal register quoted in "Veröffentlichungen, Volume 1" (Germany [East]. Thüringisches Landeshauptarchiv, 1958), p. 425: "Taufregister Schönau v. d. W., 1787, Nr. 1: „Christian Ludwig, mein, des jetzigen Pfarrers Carl August Brehm und Frau Sophia Christiana Philippina geb. Heimberger Söhnlein, wurde am Mittwoch nach 3ten Epiphanien sonntag den 24sten Januarii abends 6 Uhr geboren und am 26sten ej. getauft."

Translation: Baptismal register Schönau vd W., 1787, No. 1: 'Christian Ludwig was born to the current pastor Carl August Brehm and Ms. Christiana Sophia Philippina, nee Heimberger on Sunday 24th January at 6 o'clock in the evening after 3rd epiphanies and on the 26th was baptized.'


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Pastor)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Ornithologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Ornithology)