Pieter Bleeker

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Pieter Bleeker (10 July 1819 – 24 January 1878) was a Dutch medical doctor, ichthyologist, and herpetologist. He was famous for the Atlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises, his monumental work on the fishes of East Asia published between 1862 and 1877. Bleeker died on 24 January 1878 in The Hague.

Pieter Bleeker
Born 10 July 1819

Zaandam, the Netherlands

Died 24 January 1878 (aged 58)

The Hague, the Netherlands

Known for Atlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises
Awards Doctorates honoris causa at Leyden University and Utrecht University, Légion d'honneur
Scientific career
  • Herpetology
  • Ichthyology
  • Tropical medicine
Institutions Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

National Museum of Natural History (France) Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Author abbrev. (zoology) Bleeker

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  1. "Pieter Bleeker (1819 - 1878)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020.
  2. "Naturalis Topstukken". topstukken.naturalis.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-04-08.

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