Josef Fahringer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Josef Fahringer

Austrian entomologist

Date of Birth: 21-Dec-1876

Place of Birth: Baden bei Wien, Lower Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 18-Dec-1950

Profession: entomologist

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Josef Fahringer

  • Josef Fahringer (21 December 1876 – 18 December 1950) was an Austrian entomologist from Baden bei Wien. He obtained a doctorate at the University of Vienna in 1904 and taught at a middle school in Vienna from 1904 to 1907.
  • He then taught at Brüx from 1907 to 1910, and at Brünn from 1910 to 1913.
  • Following military service as a captain during the First World War, he returned as a schoolteacher to Vienna, where in 1928 he was named director of the school.
  • During his career, he took research trips to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dalmatia, Italy and Turkey.He published the first modern monograph on Braconidae: Opuscula braconolocica (4 parts, 1925–37).
  • A specialist of this group, he also made contributions regarding the systematics of other parasitic Hymenoptera.

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