Johann Friedrich Gmelin
Johann Friedrich Gmelin

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Name: Johann Friedrich Gmelin
Occupation: Botanist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 8, 1748
Death Date: Nov 1, 1804 (age 56)
Age: Aged 56
Country: Germany
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Johann Friedrich Gmelin

Johann Friedrich Gmelin was born on August 8, 1748 in Germany (56 years old). Johann Friedrich Gmelin is a Botanist, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Johann Friedrich Gmelinnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


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

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As per our current Database, Johann Friedrich Gmelin died on Nov 1, 1804 (age 56).

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Before Fame

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

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Johann Friedrich Gmelin was born as the eldest son of Philipp Friedrich Gmelin in 1748 in Tübingen. He studied medicine under his father at University of Tübingen and graduated with an MD in 1768, with a thesis entitled: Irritabilitatem vegetabilium, in singulis plantarum partibus exploratam ulterioribusque experimentis confirmatam., defended under the presidency of Ferdinand Christoph Oetinger, whom he thanks with the words Patrono et praeceptore in aeternum pie devenerando, pro summis in medicina obtinendis honoribus.


In 1769, Gmelin became an adjunct professor of medicine at University of Tübingen. In 1773, he became professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of medicine at University of Göttingen. He was promoted to full professor of medicine and professor of chemistry, botany, and mineralogy in 1778. He died in 1804 in Göttingen.


Johann Friedrich Gmelin published several textbooks in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutical science, mineralogy, and botany. He also published the 13th edition of Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus in 1788 and 1789. This contained descriptions and scientific names of many new species, including birds that had earlier been catalogued without a scientific name by John Latham in his A General Synopsis of Birds. Gmelin's publication is cited as the authority for over 290 bird species and also a number of butterfly species.


Among his students were Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt, Carl Friedrich Kielmeyer, Friedrich Stromeyer, and Wilhelm August Lampadius. He was the father of Leopold Gmelin. He described the redfin pickerel in 1789. In the scientific field of herpetology, he described many new species of amphibians and reptiles. In the field of malacology, he described and named many species of gastropods.

Family Life

Johann's father, Philipp Friedrich Gmelin, was a professor of botany and chemistry.

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