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Johann Caspar Taubert

Johann Caspar Taubert (1717 – 1771) was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the St. Petersburg Academic Gymnasium.   He was admitted to the service at the Academy of Sciences on June 20, 1732, with the instruction “to stay with the Kunstkamera and the Library.” He was doing translations, including translation of the list of herbs from the Second Kamchatka Expedition. In 1738, he was elected Adjunct of the history class.  In 1741, he was appointed sub-librarian at the Library and Kunstkamera.  In 1762, he got the rank of State Counselor.