Karl Julius Perleb

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Karl Julius Perleb (20 June 1794, Konstanz – 8 June 1845, Freiburg im Breisgau) (also known as Carl Julius Perleb) was a German botanist and natural scientist.[1]

From 1809 to 1811, he studied at the University of Freiburg and earned a doctorate in philosophy and in 1815 a degree in medicine. He lived in Vienna for a brief period of time. In 1818 he returned to the University of Freiburg and began a post-doctoral fellowship. He remained at the university for the remainder of his career. He became an associate professor of natural history in 1821, and in 1823 he became a full professor. From 1828 to 1845 he served as director of the Freiburg Botanical Garden.[2] In 1838 he was appointed prorector at Freiburg University.

He was an author of numerous scientific publications and was a friend of Freiburg historian Heinrich Schreiber. The botanical genus Perlebia (synonym Bauhinia) is named in his honor.[2]

Published works[edit]

  • Versuch über die Arzneikräfte der Pflanzen, verglichen mit den äußeren Formen und der natürlichen Classeneintheilung derselben (1818); a German translation of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle's Essai sur les Propriétés médicales des Plantes comparées avec leur classification naturelle.
  • De Horto Botanico Friburgensi (1829).
  • Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte, (1831–1835) – Textbook of natural history.
  • Clavis, classium, ordinum et familiarum atque index generum regni vegetabilis, (1838).[1][3]

See also[edit]

University of Freiburg Faculty of Biology


  1. ^ a b ADB:Perleb, Karl Julius at Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ a b BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  3. ^ Biodiversity Heritage Library published works
  4. ^ IPNI.  Perleb.