Alfred Brehm

German ornithologist

1829   -   1884

country of citizenship: German Confederation, German Empire
native language: German
educated at: University of Jena
occupation: biologist, ornithologist, zoologist, painter, writer

Alfred Edmund Brehm (German pronunciation: [ˈalfʁeːt ˈɛtmʊnt bʁeːm]) (2 February 1829 in Unterrenthendorf, now called Renthendorf – 11 November 1884 in Renthendorf) was a German zoologist, writer, director of zoological gardens and the son of Christian Ludwig Brehm, a famous pastor and ornithologist. Through the book title Brehms Tierleben, which he co-authored with Eduard Pechuël-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, and Richard Schmidtlein, his name became a household word for popular zoological literature.
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