Frits Went

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For his son, also a botanist, see Frits Warmolt Went.

Friedrich August Ferdinand Christian Went ForMemRS[1] (June 18, 1863, Amsterdam — July 24, 1935, Wassenaar) was a Dutch botanist, professor of botany and director of the Botanical Garden at the University of Utrecht.

His eldest son was the Dutch botanist Frits Warmolt Went, who in 1927 as a graduate student worked on plant hormones, specifically the role of auxin in phototropism.


  1. ^ Briggs, G. E. (1936). "Friedrich August Ferdinand Christian Went. 1863-1935". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 2 (5): 160. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1936.0013. JSTOR 769136.  edit
  2. ^ "Author Query for 'Went'". International Plant Names Index.