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Johann Heinrich F. Link
LINK, (Johann) Heinrich Friedrich.

LINK, (Johann) Heinrich Friedrich.
(1767 - 1851)

(Born: Hildesheim, German, 2 February 1767; Died: Berlin, Germany, 1 January 1851) German botanist.

Son of a preacher, Link received his medical degree from the University of Göttingen. He taught medical science at the University from 1790 to 1792. From 1792 until 1811, he was a professor at Rostock, from 1811 to 1815 at Breslau and from 1815 a professor of botany in Berlin.

Biographical references: ADB: 18, 714-20. DBA: I 769, 234-274. DSB: 8, 373-4. NDB: 14, 629. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 1469-70. Wagenitz, Göttinger Biologen, 1988: 111-2. WBI.

1. German, 1749-1801.
Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte. Rostock und Leipzig, Stiller, 1794-1801.

2 parts. Theil 1, part 1: [8], 124, [2] p. Theil 1, part 2: [4], 126, [2] p. Theil 2: [4], 235 p.

Rare. A general examination of natural history, including a proposal for a generalized scheme of nature. The second portion gives a detailed description of a geological and mineralogical trip in southwestern Europe, particularly Portugal.

Bibliographical references: LKG: VI 111.

2. German, 1790.
Versuch einer Anleitung zur geologischen Kenntniss der Mineralien. Göttingen, bey J.C. Dieterich, 1790.

8°: [16], 239 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliothek: 110, no. 2, 455 ["Recht gut"]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 29. LKG: XIII 184.

3. German, 1801.
Geologie und mineralogie Bemerkungen auf einer Reise durch das sudwestlichen Europa, besonders Portugal. Hosmoek, 1801.

8°: [4], 235 p. Published as the second part of the author's Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 733.

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