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|Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber|
|Born||January 17, 1739
Weißensee, Thuringia, Germany
|Died||December 10, 1810
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
In 1774 he began writing a multi-volume set of books entitled Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, which focused on the mammals of the world. Many of the animals included were given a scientific name for the first time, following the binomial system of Carl Linnaeus. 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 Numerous honors were bestowed on him including the office of an imperial count palatine.
Plates from Die Säugetiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen 1774-1804.
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