Pieter Bleeker

Pieter Bleeker (10 July 1819 – 24 January 1878) was a Dutch medical doctor, ichthyologist, and herpetologist. He was famous for the Atlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises, his monumental work on the fishes of East Asia published between 1862 and 1877.

Pieter Bleeker
Born(1819-07-10)10 July 1819
Zaandam, the Netherlands
Died24 January 1878(1878-01-24) (aged 58)
The Hague, the Netherlands
Known forAtlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises
AwardsDoctorates honoris causa at Leyden University and Utrecht University, Légion d'honneur
Scientific career
InstitutionsRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
National Museum of Natural History (France)
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Author abbrev. (zoology)Bleeker

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