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'''Johann Christian Ludwig Hellwig''' ([[November 8]], [[1743]], [[Garz]], [[Rügen]] - [[October 10]], [[1831]]) was a [[Germany|German]] [[entomologist]].
In 1771, he taught in two colleges of Brunswick then he became professor of [[philosophy]] of the university of [[Helmstadt]]. In 1790, he taught mathematics and natural science at the military academy of [[Braunschweig]].
He exerted a great influence on his pupils.{{factFact|date=April 2007}} He was the tutor and the father-in-law of the German entomologist [[Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger]] (1775-1813), who became director of the zoological garden of [[Berlin]], of the mineralogist [[Gottlieb Peter Sillem]] (who succeeded him at the school of Braunschweig) and the count [[Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg]] (1766-1849).
His work in the taxonomy of the insects in collaboration with Illiger and Hoffmannsegg is famous and was the entomological origin of the collections of the [[Humboldt Museum|University of Berlin]].