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In 1771, he taught in two colleges of Brunswick then he became professor of [[philosophy]] of the [[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]] (1775-18131775–1813), 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]] (1766-18491766–1849).
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]].