Johann Reinhold Forster

German naturalist (1729–1798)

Johann Reinhold Forster (22 October 1729 – 9 December 1798) was a German pastor[1][2] and naturalist. He was part Scottish. He helped early ornithology from Europe and North America. He is best known as the naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage. On this trip, he was with his son, Georg Forster.[3]

Johann Reinhold Forster
Born(1729-10-22)22 October 1729
Died9 December 1798(1798-12-09) (aged 69)
Scientific career
FieldsNatural history, ethnology
Author abbrev. (botany)J.R.Forst

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  1. (in German) Dove, Alfred. "Forster, Johann Reinhold" in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, v.7 (1878), pp. 166–172.
  2. (in German) Karl Ludwig Preuß: Dirschau's historische Denkwürdigkeiten. Für das 600jährige Jubelfest der Stadt (20. August 1860). Kafemann, Danzig 1860, pp. 39–44.
  3. Richard Grove, Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600–1860 (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp 309–375.

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