Friedrich von Berchtold
|Friedrich von Berchtold|
25 October 1781|
Stráž nad Nežárkou
|Died||3 April 1876(aged 94)|
|Author abbreviation (botany)||Bercht.|
Count Friedrich Carl Eugen Vsemir von Berchtold, baron von Ungarschitz (Czech: Bedřich Karel Eugen Všemír Berchtold hrabě z Uherčic) (October 25, 1781 – April 3, 1876), was a German-speaking Bohemian physician and botanist from Austrian descent.
Berchtold was born in Stráž nad Nežárkou (German: Platz an der Naser) (now District Jindřichův Hradec), in the Austrian Empire. He graduated from medical school in 1804, after which he practiced medicine and devoted much of his time to botany and natural history. He eventually abandoned regular medical practice and travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East and Brazil. He co-authored several research papers with brother botanists Carl Borivoj Presl and Jan Svatopluk Presl.
An avid worker for Czech national revival, Berchtold was involved in the establishment of the Prague National Museum. He died in 1876 in Buchlau (now Buchlovice), Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic).
- Partial list of papers by Berchtold - WorldCat (German)
- Berchtold biography on Czech Radio (Czech)
- Heribert Sturm , Collegium Carolinum (Munich, Germany) (1979). Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte der böhmischen Länder. R.Oldenbourg. ISBN 3-486-49491-0. Retrieved 2009-10-13. (German)
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