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Gessner is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Conrad Gessner (1516–1565), Swiss naturalist, bibliographer, botanist, physician and classical linguist
  • David Gessner (born 1961), American essayist, memoirist, nature writer, editor, and cartoonist
  • Johannes Gessner (1709–1790), Swiss mathematician, physicist, botanist, mineralogist and physician
  • Nicolas Gessner (born 1931), film director
  • Salomon Gessner (1730–1788), painter

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