Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers

Karl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreiber ( born August 15, 1775 in Bratislava, † May 21, 1852 in Vienna ) was an Austrian scientist.

Karl Schreiber came at the age of nine years in Vienna, attended from 1784 Löwenburgsche seminary and began in 1793 with the study of medicine. He was also assistant to the phrenologist to 1795 Franz Joseph Gall. After receiving his doctorate in 1798 the writer worked as a doctor with his uncle in 1799 and traveled several European countries. 1801 made ​​him one Assistant to the Professor of Natural History at the University of Vienna, Peter Jordan, whose lectures he supplierte 1802-1807. In addition, he also conducted a medical practice.

From the writer was concerned early on with the botany, mineralogy and zoology and tied with European researchers in this field contacts. In their suggestions, he dealt with the salamander Krains and an Australian beetle still little known. 1806 by the writer to the head of the "kk Hof - natural Resources Cabinets " appointed, whose collection he enhanced significantly. In 1809 he was also instrumental in the removal of stocks to protect against the Napoleonic troops. The 1817 by Prince Metternich led scientific expedition to Brazil was entrusted by the writer in scientific terms. Writer was ultimately also the founder of the built according to scientific criteria Natural History Museum in Vienna. In 1812 he became a foreign member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Writer described the meteorite mineral in iron meteorites, which is named as schreibersite today after him.