Johann Bernhard Wilhelm Lindenberg

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Johann Bernhard Wilhelm Lindenberg (September 18, 1781- June 6, 1851) was a German bryologist who worked as a lawyer in Bergedorf (today a burrough of Hamburg).

He was a native of Lübeck, and studied law at the Universities of Jena and Göttingen. Lindenberg specialized in research of liverworts, and with Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858) and Carl Moritz Gottsche (1808-1892) was author of an important treatise on hepaticology titled Synopsis Hepaticarum (1844-47).

The plant genus Lindenbergia from the family Orobanchaceae is named in his honor.