Karl Rechinger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Karl Rechinger

Austrian botanist

Date of Birth: 09-Apr-1867

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 29-Nov-1952

Profession: botanist, explorer

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Karl Rechinger

  • Karl Rechinger (9 April 1867 – 29 November 1952) was an Austrian botanist born in Vienna.
  • He was the father of botanist Karl Heinz Rechinger (1906-1998). He studied at the University of Vienna, earning his doctorate in 1893.
  • Afterwards he served as a demonstrator, followed by work as an assistant at the university botanical garden.
  • Beginning in 1902 he worked at various functions at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, and from 1918 onward, he served as a curator of the botany department.In 1905, with his wife Lily Rechinger-Favarger (1880-1973), he participated on an expedition to Oceania, where he performed botanical research in Samoa, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
  • As a result of the journey he published the following two works: Deutsch Neu-Guinea.
  • Streifzüge in Deutsch Neu-Guinea and auf den Salomons-Inseln, (1908). Botanische and zoologische Ergebnisse einer wissenschaftlichen Forschungsreise nach den Samoa-Inseln, dem Neuguinea-Archipel and den Salomons-Inseln, (1908–15).

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