Frederick Ernest Weiss

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Frederick Ernest Weiss

Frederick Ernest Weiss FRS[1] FLS VMH (2 November 1865 – 7 January 1953) was an Anglo-German botanist. He was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1947.[2]

Weiss was educated at the Owens College (later Victoria University of Manchester), and earned a doctorate in botany (D.Sc.) from the University of London in July 1902.[3]

Weiss was Professor of Botany at the Victoria University of Manchester. In 1919, Weiss succeeded Sir Alfred Hopkinson as Vice-Chancellor, initially on a temporary basis until a suitable candidate was found. He continued as Professor of Botany during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor and in 1915 he was succeeded by Sir Henry Alexander Miers, mineralogist and former principal of the University of London (1908–1915).[4]


  1. ^ Thomas, H. H. (1953). "Frederick Ernest Weiss. 1865-1953". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 8 (22): 601–626. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1953.0020. JSTOR 769232. 
  2. ^ "WEISS, Frederick Ernest", in Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn., Oxford University Press, 2007 (subscription required)
  3. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36829). London. 25 July 1902. p. 5. 
  4. ^ University of Manchester, Vice-Chancellor's Office. "University of Manchester, Vice-Chancellor's Archive". Retrieved 26 April 2014.