Authorised form of nameForster; Johann Reinhold (1729 - 1798)
Dates1729 - 1798
Place of birthDirschau [Tczew, Poland]
Date of birth22 October 1729
Place of deathHalle, Germany
Date of death09 December 1798
Research fieldNatural philosophy
Gymnasium of Joachimsthal, Berlin; University of Halle; MD (1781, Halle); LLD (Oxford). Forster incorrectly used the LL.D. In fact, Oxford conferred on him an honorary D.C.L.on 22 November, 1775.
Was at school with Peter Pallas FRS (1764); preached in Danzig; moved to England (1766), worked as translator and teacher; naturalist on Captain Cook's 2nd voyage (1772); Professor of Natural History, Halle; Inspector of the Botanical Garden
FSA (Honorary); Fellow Royal Society of Antiquaries (Corresponding)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election27/02/1772
RelationshipsFather of George Forster FRS (1777)
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
For information on LLD see; note 3 in confirms the DCL. Courtesy of Roger Stewart.
For information Society of Antiquaries see Hoare, Michael E. 1976. The Tactless Philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-98), Melbourne: Hawthorn Press ... pg 43. Courtesy of Roger Stewart.

John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
Royal Society codeNA2567
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/4/394Paper, 'A treatise on the natural history of the river Volga' by John Reinhold Forster1767
L&P/4/398Paper, 'Specimen historiae naturalis volgensis' by Johann Reinhold Forster1767
L&P/5/48Paper, 'Account of a new map of the River Volga' by Johann Reinhold Forster to Matthew Maty21 October 1768
L&P/7/172Paper, 'Memoir on the 'Nghoo or wild ox' by John Reinhold Forster1780
L&P/5/300Paper, 'Of some quadrupeds from Hudsons Bay' by Johann Reinhold Forster1772
L&P/5/248Letter, 'Of the management of carps in Polish Russia' from Johann Reinhold Forster to Daines Barrington5 June 1771
L&P/5/308Paper, 'Description of birds sent from Hudsons Bay' by Johann Reinhold Forster1772
L&P/5/311Paper, 'Concerning a recommendation to him from the Royal Society Council on his setting out on a South Polar expedition' by Johann Reinhold Forster13 June 1772
L&P/5/282Letter, 'On roots used by the Indians near Hudsons Bay to dye porcupine quilla' from Johann Reinhold Forster to William Watson10 January 1772
L&P/6/215/1Letter, 'Of a new species of cuckoo, culculus indicator' from Anders Sparrman to John Reinhold Forster16 September 1776
EC/1772/09Forster, Johann Reinhold: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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