Johann Christian Senckenberg

Johann Christian Senckenberg was NaturalistDoc, CollectorDoc, GardenDoc and MuseumDoc


Johann Christian Senckenberg (28 February 1707 – 15 November 1772) was a German physician, naturalist and collector.

Senckenberg was born in Frankfurt am Main. In 1763 he established the Senckenberg Foundation to support natural sciences. This founded the Botanischer Garten der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main.

His name is honoured in the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Senckenberg Natural History Society) which he endowed, Frankfurt University Library, and Naturmuseum Senckenberg (see film!).

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