Johann Christian Ludwig Hellwig: Difference between revisions

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(Changed "Helmstadt" (which is in Bavaria, and probably a typo in this context) to "Helmstedt" (in Brunswick), which is where H actually taught (see Hellwig article in German WP).)
After studies of [[mathematics]] and [[natural history]] at the university of [[Frankfurt]], he became, in 1766, adviser to prince [[Wilhelm Adolf von Braunschweig]] at the time of his voyage in the south of Russia.
In 1771, he taught in two colleges of Brunswick then he became professor of [[philosophy]] of the university[[University of [[Helmstedt]]. In 1790, he taught mathematics and natural science at the military academy of [[Braunschweig]], where famously he was the "Master of Pages" (''Pagenhofmeister''). His attempts to instruct the young in military sciences inspired his work on wargames.
He exerted a great influence on his pupils.{{Citation needed|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).
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