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Gustav von Paykull (August 21, 1757 – January 28, 1826) was a Swedish friherre (circa baron) and hovmarskalk ('court marshall', a court office), ornithologist and entomologist.

He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy from 1791 and a founder of the natural history museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) in Stokholm, through his 1819 donation of his extensive zoological collections to the academy.

His best known publications are:

  • Monographia Histeroidum. Upsaliae : Palmblad iv 114 pp. (1811).
  • Fauna Suecica. Insecta, Coleoptera. Upsala : Edman 3 volumes.

(3 volumes,1798,1799,1800)

Paykull's collection is in the Swedish Museum of Natural History [1]

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Swedish ornithologist and entomologist.


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