|Born||13 January 1888
|Died||18 September 1964
|Alma mater||University of Graz|
|Known for||Breeding the Zweigelt and Blauburger grapevines|
Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt (13 January 1888 – 18 September 1964) was an Austrian biologist and viticulturist who made hybrid crosses of European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera). His most famous creations are Rotburger (later named Zweigelt) and Blauburger.
The following year he started work at the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria and in 1938 became its director.
His fortunes were closely tied to that of the Nazis in Austria, and his career ended in 1945.
He published an autobiography the year before he died in Graz in 1964.
- This article is based in part on material from the German Wikipedia.