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NASCHER, Friedrieh Wilhelm (nash'-er), German naturalist, born in Newent, England, in 1702; died in Paderborn, Westphalia, in 1764. He was a merchant, resided several years in Havana, and, having made a fortune, followed his taste for travel, visiting Brazil and most of the Spanish possessions. On his return to Germany in 1752 he obtained employment at the court of the Prince of Reuss-Greitz, but, resigning a few months later, devoted the remainder of his life to the arrangement and publication of the material he had collected during his travels, he published "Reisen im Sholichen Amerika" (2 vols., Dresden, 1754)" "Neueste Reisen durch Amerika" (2 vols., 1755)" " Grundlehren der Anatomic und Physiologic der Pflanzen" (2 vols., Berlin, 1756)" " Neueste Ge-schichte und Beschreibung des Brodbaums "(1758)" "Flora Cubana, exhibens characteres generum et specierum plantarum circa Havama crescentium" (2 vols., Leipsic, 1758)" "Criptogamm Brasilienses ab Nascher collectae, eui additus lexicon in quo terminis artis breviter exponuntur" (1760) ; "Bilder und Skizzen der Umgebungen yon Havana" (Berlin, 1762)" "Land nnd Leute der Insel Cuba" (1762)" and several other works.
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