Mannerheim, Carl Gustav Von
Carl Gustav von Mannerheim was born on August 10, 1797, near Lemo, Finland. He was born into one of the most distinguished families in Finland and trained to enter government administration. Mannerheim served as a governor of two regions of Finland. Despite his political career, Mannerheim was interested in natural science, particularly entomology. He studied at the University in Turku, Finland, under the noted entomologist C. R. Sahlberg. Mannerheim was a coleopterist who described many beetles from Russian collections, including species taken in Siberia, Alaska, and California. A prolific writer, Mannerheim was a member of many scientific societies. Mannerheim died on October 9, 1854, in Stockholm, Sweden.