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List of notable or famous botanists from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in Germany and even some popular botanists who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from Germany is included when available.

This list is made up of many different people, including Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Peter Simon Pallas.

This historic botanists from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from Germany?" These prominent botanists of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German botanists.

Use this list of renowned German botanists to discover some new botanists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (189 items)
Maria Sibylla Merian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Botanists from Germany
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Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family, founders of one of Europe's largest publishing houses in the 17th century. Merian received her artistic training from her stepfather, Jacob Marrel, a student ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1647-1717)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Profession: Illustrator, Entomologist, Naturalist, Artist

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Ferdinand von Mueller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Botanists from Germany
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Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed Government Botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1825-1896)

Birthplace: Rostock, Germany

Profession: Physician, Geographer, Mountaineer, Botanist

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Henri Dutrochet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Botanists from Germany
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René Joachim Henri Dutrochet was a French physician, botanist and physiologist. He is best known for his investigation into osmosis. ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1776-1847)

Birthplace: Poitou

Profession: Physiologist, Physician, Botanist

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Johann Friedrich von Eschschol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Botanists from Germany
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Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz was a Baltic German physician, botanist, zoologist and entomologist. Eschscholtz was born in Dorpat, Governorate of Livonia in the Russian Empire. He studied medicine at the Imperial University of Dorpat, and spent his main career there as well: extraordinary professor ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1793-1831)

Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia

Profession: Physicist, Physician, Botanist

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