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Georg Franck von Franckenau

Georg Franck von Franckenau

German botanist
Georg Franck von Franckenau
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Intro German botanist
Was Scientist Physician Botanist Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Healthcare Science
Gender male
Birth 3 May 1643, Naumburg, Burgenlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death 17 June 1704, Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark (aged 61 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
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Georg Franck von Franckenau (3 May 1643 in Naumburg (Saale) – 17 June 1704 in Copenhagen) was a German physician and botanist.


Georg Franck studied medicine and anatomy in Strasbourg, he received his M.D. in 1666.

He was Teacher of Anatomy, Chemistry and Botany at Jena and became Professor of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg in 1679. He was Personal Physician to the Margrave of Baden, the Duke of Württemberg and the Archbishop of Trier. Due to a French invasion in the War of the Palatinate Succession he left Heidelberg for Frankfurt and then University of Wittenberg.

In 1692 he was knighted by Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and on 30 November 1693 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He later moved to Denmark as personal physician to Christian V in Copenhagen, where he died on 17 June 1704.


  • Flora Francica Aucta, oder vollständiges Kräuter-Lexicon,… (1680, Flora der Pfalz)
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