Schreber, J. C. D.
Johann Christian Daniel (von) Schreber, born in Weißensee (Thuringia) in 1739, died in Erlangen in 1810. He was a German naturalist and professor of medicine at the University of Erlangen from 1769 onwards.
As a pupil to Carolus Linnæus he wrote a 64 volume work entitled Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen which was published between 1774 and 1804. Schreber also wrote on entomology notably Schreberi Novae Species Insectorvm. His herbarium collection has been preserved in the Botanische Staatssammlung in Munich since 1813.
From 1791 until his death in 1810, he was the President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1787. In April 1795 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in London.