Johan Christian Fabricius

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Johan Christian Fabricius (7 January 1745 – 3 March 1808) was a Danish zoologist, specialising in "Insecta", which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others. He was a student of Carl Linnaeus, and is considered[1] one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, having named nearly 10,000 species of animals, and established the basis for the modern insect classification.

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Johan Christian Fabricius
Born(1745-01-07)7 January 1745
Tønder, Schleswig (now Denmark)
Died3 March 1808(1808-03-03) (aged 63)
Kiel, Holstein (now Germany)
EducationUniversity of Copenhagen, University of Uppsala
Known forClassification of the insects
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Copenhagen, University of Kiel
InfluencesCarl Linnaeus
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Fabr.
Author abbrev. (zoology)Fabricius