Otto Karl Berg

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Otto Karl Berg
Born 1815
Stettin, German Confederation
Died 1866
Berlin, German Confederation
Nationality German
Fields Botanist
Institutions University of Berlin

Otto Karl Berg (August 18, 1815 in Stettin – November 20, 1866 in Berlin) was a German botanist and pharmacist. The official abbreviation of his name, in botany, is O. Berg.

He was the son of Johann Friedrich and Wilhelmine Friederike Berg. He studied in Berlin and married in 1848, Caroline Albertine Florentine Witthaus, with whom he had six children.

He joined the faculty of Botany and Pharmacology at the University of Berlin in 1849. In 1862 he was appointed associate professor. Helped to make an independent discipline of pharmacology. He also specialized in South American flora.