Schoepff, Johann David

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Schoepff, Johann David Gender: M
born on 8 March 1752 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Wunsiedel, Germany, 50n02, 12e0
Timezone LMT m12e0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°59' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°08 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 07°10'

Johann David Schoepff


German botanist, zoologist, and physician (surname also spelled Schoepf or Schöpf). He travelled to New York in 1777 as the chief surgeon for the Ansbach regiment of Hessian troops fighting for King George III of the United Kingdom. During the war Schoepff was stationed in Rhode Island, later travelling for two years in the United States, British East Florida, and the Bahamas. His North American observations are recorded in Travels in the Confederation [1783–1784], which first appeared in English translation in 1911. In 1792, he wrote Historia testvdinvm iconibvs illvstrata (History of the Iconic Turtles), illustrated by Friedich Wilhelm Wunder. He died on September 10, 1800.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Johann David Schoepf — Leben und Werk" by Armin Geus in "Jahrbuch des Historischen Vereins für Mittelfranken, Volumes 84-85" (Der Verein, 1967/1968), pp. 83-84: "Johann David Schoepf wurde am 8. März 1752 früh gegen halb vier Uhr in Wunsiedel..."

Translation: Johann David Schoepf was born on March 8, 1752 at half past three o'clock in the morning in Wunsiedel...


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist, zoologist)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction