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Karl Theodor Menke

Karl Theodor Menke
Born (1791-09-13)September 13, 1791
Died 1861
Bad Pyrmont
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Göttingen

Karl Theodor Menke (September 13, 1791 – 1861) was a German malacologist and balneologist who was a native of Bremen. He is remembered for his research of snails.

He studied medicine at the University of Göttingen, and worked as a physician at the spa in Bad Pyrmont. In 1844 he founded the journal Zeitschrift für Malakozoologie (from 1854 titled Malakozoologische Blatten). With Ludwig Karl Georg Pfeiffer (1805—1877), he was editor of the magazine.

During his lifetime, Menke amassed a large collection of snail shells, which were purchased by dealer M.J. Landauer of Frankfurt after his death. The snail species Cerithium menkei and Natica menkeana are named after Menke.


  • Karl Theodor Menke (1814) Dissertatio inauguralis botanico-Philologico-Medica de Leguminibus Veterum: Part. Prima, quam illustris medicorum ordinis consensu et auctoritate in Academia Georgia Augusta, quum summos artis medicar et chirurgicae honores assepisset – Dieterich.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1814) De leguminibus veterum – Dietrich.
  • Lu Jurine, Ludwig Jurine, Louis Jurine, Karl Theodor Menke & Friedrich Ludwig Kreysig (1816) Abhandlung über die Brustbräune – Hahn.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1818) Pÿrmont und seine Umgebungen, mit besonderer Hinsicht auf seine Mineralquellen ... Mit einer topographisch-petrographischen Charte – Uslar.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1824 or 1825) Lage, Ursprung, Namen, Beschreibung, Alterthum, Mythus und Geschichte der Extersteine.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1825) Versuch einer näheren Geologischen, Geognostischen und oryktognostischen Erörterung des Fürstenthums Pyrmont – Hermannsche Schriften.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1828) .
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1829) Verzeichniss der ansehnlichen Conchylien-sammlung des Freiherrn von der Malsburg... – H. Gelpke.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1830) . – G. Uslar.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1835) Die Heilkräfte des Pyrmonter Stahlwassers... – Georg Uslar.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1840) Pyrmont und seine Umgebungen: mit besonderer Hinsicht auf seine Mineralquellen – Weinholt.
  • Karl Theodor Menke & . – Libraria Aulica Hahniana, Hanover.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1843) Lydiaca. Dissertatio ethnographica.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1854) Drei Anforderungen an die Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte und deren Begründung.
  • Heinrich August Ludwig Wiggers & Carl Theodor Menke (1857) Chemische Untersuchung der Pyrmonter Eisensäuerlinge.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1857) Antiquissimorum Quorundam Scriptorum, qui vim AC Salubritatem Aquarum Pyrmontanarum Illustrarunt Recensum Exhib. Car. Theod. Menke.
  • Karl Theodor Menke (1981) Lage, Ursprung, Namen, Beschreibung, Altertum, Mythus und Geschichte der Extersteine – Verlag der Manufactur. ISBN 3-88080-007-3.


  • This article is based on a translation of an article from the Norwegian World Heritage Encyclopedia.

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