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Johann Georg Christian Lehmann : biography

25 February 1792 - 12 February 1860

Johann Georg Christian Lehmann (25 February 1792 – 12 February 1860) was a German botanist.

Born at Haselau, near Uetersen, Holstein, Lehmann studied medicine in Copenhagen and Göttingen, obtained a doctorate in medicine in 1813 and a doctorate in philosophy from he University of Jena in 1814. He spent the rest of his life as professor of physics and natural sciences at the Gymnasium Academicum in Hamburg and its head librarian.

A prolific monographist of apparently quarrelsome character, he was a member of 26 learned societies and the founder of the Hamburg Botanical Garden :de:Botanischer Garten Hamburg, now the Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg. Lehmann died at Hamburg in 1860.

Some of Lehmann's later illustrations were executed by the German entomologist Johann Wilhelm Meigen.


  • Generis Nicotiniarum Historia ... Hamburg 1818
  • Plantae e Familiae Asperifoliarum Nuciferae 1818
  • Monographia Generis Primularum ... Lipsiae 1819
  • Monographia Generis Potentillarum 1820 Supplement 1836
  • Semina in Horto Botanico Hamburgensi 1822-1840
  • Icones et Descriptiones Novarum et Minus Cognitarum Stirpium in 5 parts of 10 plates each 1: 1821 2: 1822 3: 1823 4: 1823 5: 1824
  • Novarum et Minus Cognitarum Stirpium Pugillus I-X Addita Enumeratione Plantarum Omnium in his Pugillus Descriptarum. Hamburgi 1828-1857
  • Delectus Seminum quae in Horto Hamburgensium Botanico e Collectioni Anni1830-1840; 1849–1852
  • Plantae Preissianae ... Hamburg 1844-1847
  • Index Seminum in Horto Botanico Hamburgensi A. 1851 Collectorum. Hamburg 1851-1855
  • Revisionem Potentillarum 1856
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