Johann Bauhin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johann Bauhin

Swiss botanist

Date of Birth: 12-Dec-1541

Place of Birth: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Date of Death: 01-Jan-0001

Profession: physician, university teacher, botanist, mycologist

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Johann Bauhin

  • Johann (or Jean) Caspar Bauhin (12 December 1541 – 26 October 1613) was a Swiss botanist, born in Basel.
  • He was the son of physician Jean Bauhin and the brother of physician and botanist Gaspard Bauhin. Johann Bauhin studied botany at TĂĽbingen under Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).
  • He then travelled with Conrad Gessner, after which he started a practice of medicine at Basel, where he was elected Professor of Rhetoric in 1566.
  • Four years later he was invited to become the physician to Frederick I, Duke of WĂĽrttemberg at MontbĂ©liard, in the Franche-ComtĂ© where he remained until his death.
  • He devoted himself chiefly to botany.
  • His great work, Historia plantarum universalis, a compilation of all that was then known about botany, remained incomplete at his death, but was published at Yverdon in 1650–1651. Bauhin nurtured several botanic gardens and also collected plants during his travels.
  • In 1591, he published a list of plants named after saints called De Plantis a Divis Sanctisve Nomen Habentibus. Johann Bauhin died in MontbĂ©liard. Carl Linnaeus named the genus Bauhinia (family Caesalpiniaceae) for the brothers Johann and Gaspard Bauhin.

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