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Johann Kaspar Füssli

Swiss entomologist

Died when: 43 years 56 days (517 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Johann Kaspar Füssli

Johann Kaspar Füssli, also written Johann Caspar Fuesslins or Fuessly (9 March 1743 – 4 May 1786), was a Swiss painter, entomologist and publisher.

He was born in Zurich, the son of Johann Caspar Füssli (3 January 1706 – 6 May 1782) and Anna Elisabeth Waser.He was thus the brother of Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli) (3 December 1745 – 17 April 1825). * He married: * Verena Störi in 1770 * Anna Elisabeth Kilchsperger in 1774.

The only spider species he described (as Fuesslin, 1775) is the "daddy long-legs spider", Pholcus phalangioides, also known as "cellar spider".

He died, aged 43, in Winterthur.


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