Taught geography and history in Dessau (1778-83). Tutor to the prince of Dessau (1783-86). Professor of statistics and finance at the University of Giessen (1786). Published extensively. Best known for his maps incorporating economic and social data (1782- 1804) and his statistical description of the German states (4 vols., 1820-28). Privy councillor to the court of Dessau; undertook several diplomatic missions.
Son of Rev. Johann Friedrich Crome of Sengwarden, Kniphausen. Educated at the University of Halle.
First letter in correspondence: March 4, 1783; ADB.