Calwer, Carl Gustav

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Calwer, Carl Gustav Gender: M
born on 11 November 1821 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°30' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°07 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°26'

Carl Gustav Calwer ("Käferbuch")


German entomologist who specialised in Coleoptera (beetles), and wrote (initially with the Stuttgart professor Dr Gustav Jäger) Käferbuch, Naturgeschichte der Käfer Europas, a 666-page work with 50 lithographic plates all but two in colour. This very popular work was successively reprinted until 1916. Many of the fine plates were reused in Georgij Georgiewitsch Jacobson's 1905 Beetles of Russia, enabling Jacobson to focus on illustrating previously undescribed species.

Carl Gustav Calwer died on 19 August 1874 at age 52 in Mineralbad Berg.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1821, page 139, no. 331).


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Entomologist, ornithologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction