Christian Ehrenfried Weigel
|Christian von Weigel|
Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831)
|Born||24 May 1748
Stralsund, Swedish Pomerania, Sweden
|Died||8 August 1831
Greifswald, Province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia
|Fields||Chemist and botanist|
|Institutions||University of Greifswald|
|Alma mater||University of Göttingen|
|Doctoral advisor||Johann Christian Erxleben|
|Doctoral students||Karl Rudolphi|
|Author abbreviation (botany)||Weigel|
Born in Stralsund, in 1771 he received his degree, having studied under Johann Christian Erxleben in Göttingen. In 1806, Weigel was ennobled and carried from then on a "von" in his name. He became the personal physician of the Swedish royal house two years later. Among other things, Weigel developed a cooling heat exchanger (German Gegenstromkühler) (1771), which was later improved upon by Justus von Liebig and then became to be known as the Liebig condenser (Liebigkühler). Furthermore, the Genus Weigela is named after him.
In 1792, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
- Weigel biography
- Wegel's math genealogy
- Christian Ehrenfried Weigel in the German National Library catalogue
- Literature about Christian Ehrenfried Weigel in the State Bibliography (Landesbibliographie) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index.
- Correspondence of Christian Ehrenfried Weigel with Carl von Linné
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