Fuchs , Leonhard

Fuchs , Leonhard
(1501–1566) German botanist and physician
Fuchs was born in Wemding, now in Germany, and was professor of medicine at Tübingen University from 1535 until his death, his main interest being the medicinal properties of plants. He is remembered for his herbal manual De historia stirpium (1542), in which about four hundred native and a hundred foreign plants are arranged alphabetically, with original descriptions of the form, habitat, and best season for collection of each plant. The herbal is notable for its glossary of botanical terms, accurate woodcut illustrations, and detailed descriptions.
A genus of ornamental shrubs, Fuchsia, is named for him.

Scientists. . 2011.

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  • Fuchs [5] — Fuchs, Leonhard, Botaniker, geb. 17. Jan. 1501 zu Wembdingen (Bayern), Prof. der Medizin in Tübingen, gest. das. 10. Mai 1566; durch seine Hauptwerke: »De historia stirpium« (1545) und »Nev Kreuterbuch« (1543 u. 1545) einer der Väter der Botanik …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fuchs — is German for Fox .It is also commonly used as a family name and as a designation for a German tank.As a surname, in English, the name is often pronounced IPA|/fuːks/ (rendered in IPA; the /uː/ phoneme is an English long u ), IPA|/fʊks/ (rhyming… …   Wikipedia

  • Leonhard Ruben — (auch: Leonard Ruben; * 7. Mai 1551 in Essen; † 15./16. Oktober 1609 in Paderborn) war Jesuit und späterer Abt des Benediktinerklosters Abdinghof in Paderborn. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Familie 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Fuchs [4] — Fuchs, 1) Leonhard v. F., geb. 1501 zu Wemdingen in Schwaben, war zuerst Schullehrer daselbst, wurde 1521 Professor der Medicin in Ingolstadt, dann in Ansbach, 1526 wieder in Ingolstadt u. 1535 in Tübingen, wo er 1565 starb. Er war Vertheidiger… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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