The New International Encyclopædia/Bechstein, Johann Matthäus

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BECHSTEIN, bĕk'stḯn, Johann Matthäus (1757-1822). A German naturalist, born at Waltershausen (Gotha), and educated at Jena. In 1795 he founded the school of forestry at Waltershausen, and in 1800 was appointed director of the Academy of Forestry at Dreissigacker. He published Die Forst- und Jagdwissenschaft nach allen ihren Teilen (1818-27); Die Waldbeschützungslehre (1818); Abbildungen naturhistorischer Gegenstände (1796-1810); Naturgeschichte der Hof- und Stubenvögel (1870).