Klein, Jacob Theodor

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Klein, Jacob Theodor Gender: M
born on 15 August 1685 Jul.Cal. (25 Aug 1685 greg.) at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Danzig, Poland, 54n23, 18e40
Timezone LMT m18e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°20' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°44 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°04'

Jacob Theodor Klein
photo: Jacob Wessel (1710-1780), license gfdl


Prussian jurist, historian, botanist, mathematician and diplomat in service of Polish King August II the Strong. Klein dealt with small matters of zoological nomenclature and set up his own system of classification of animals, which was based on the number, shape, and position of the limbs. His nickname was Plinius Gedanensium. He died on 27 February 1759.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Das Neueste aus der anmuthigen Gelehrsamkeit: Wintermond 1760" by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf (1760), p. 876: "Er im 1685. Jahre, den 15ten Augustmonaths, früh um drei Uhr das licht der Welt erblickte."

Translation: In 1685, on 15 August, at three o'clock in the morning, he first saw the light of the world.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics