Johann Friedrich Gmelin

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Birthday
8, 1748
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 1, 1804 (56)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
8, 1748
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 1, 1804 (56)

About

German botanist and naturalist who was active in the late 18th century. In his career he described and named many species of gastropods.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Tubingen in 1768 with an MD.

Trivia

He had a number of notable students including Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt, Carl Friedrich Kielmeyer, and Friedrich Stromeyer.

Family Life

His father, Philipp Friedrich Gmelin, was a professor of botany and chemistry.

Associated With

He was active in Germany during the same period as master composer Ludwig van Beethoven.