Johann Hedwig, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johann Hedwig

German botanist

Date of Birth: 08-Dec-1730

Place of Birth: Brașov, Brașov County, Romania

Date of Death: 18-Feb-1799

Profession: physician, university teacher, botanist, bryologist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Johann Hedwig

  • Johann Hedwig (8 December 1730 – 18 February 1799), also styled as Johannes Hedwig, was a German botanist notable for his studies of mosses.
  • He is sometimes called the "father of bryology".
  • He is known for his particular observations of sexual reproduction in the cryptogams.
  • Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Ioannis Hedwig or Ioanne Hedwig.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hedw.
  • is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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