Georg Andreas Helwing

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Georg Andreas Helwing (Polish: Jerzy Andrzej Helwing) (14 December 1666 – 3 January 1748) was a botanist and Lutheran pastor.

Helwing was born in Angerburg (Węgorzewo) in Brandenburg-Prussia's Duchy of Prussia. He became a "remote member" of the Prussian Academy of Sciences on 31 August 1709.

Helwing discovered and introduced several plants: Helwingia is named after him. He became known as the Tournefortius Borussicus and Prussian Plinius.

In 1999, the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn was founded with reference to him.

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