Schilling, Peter Samuel (1773-1852)
Samuel Peter Schilling (born on April 10 1773 at Julius Castle, died on December 15th 1852 in Breslau) was a German entomologist.
After education at the Gymnasium in Hirschberg , he studied in Halle until 1795 theology, then philology. 1795 to 1797 he taught at the pension institution to Boleslawiec. In 1798 he taught at the venerable Mary Magdalene Gymnasium in Breslau natural history. In 1843 he retired.
During his apprenticeship he published magazines and books, the education of children and adolescents were used to. From 1801 to 1806 was published the early work, Emil, and instructive entertainment for the youth, with engravings illustrated. The material came from geography, history, technology, natural history and of travel writing. Carnaval, anecdotes, puzzles and accounting functions are intertwined in it. The war and lack of sales led to the setting of the font. It was 1810 by the Silesian friend of children , replaces the low demand was also adjusted basis. Other publications are the microscope for the dissemination of human knowledge (1803), Museum of Nature (1834 and 1835) and floor plan of the natural history for secondary schools (1838). Beginning in 1840 when Henry appeared in court Breslau two numbers every month, "a new font Schilling:" Silesian childhood friend "or teachings from the entertaining areas of the country and ethnology, natural history, physics, chemistry. the arts and commerce ". The books have colored plates (lithographs) illustrates. Already after the second year in 1842 was also writing this set.
In his spare time was dedicated to Samuel Schilling researching the insect fauna of his homeland. He was a member of the Society of Entomology in the Silesian Society for patriotic culture. Here he published a number of his scientific contributions. Theodor Emil cheating (1786-1848) named after him, the glass leaf bug Chorosoma schillingi.
- Schilling, P. S. 1830. Bericht über die entomologische Section der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für vaterländische Cultur im Jahre 1829. Uebers. Arb. Veränd. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Kult. 1829: 52-56
- Schilling, P. S. 1839. Bemerkungen über die in Schlesien und der Grafschaft Glatz vorgefundenen Arten der Ameisen. Uebers. Arb. Veränd. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Kult. 1838: 51-56 PDF