Peter von Glehn

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Peter von Glehn (Russian: Пётр Петрович Глен, Pyotr Petrovich Glen; 8 November [O.S. 27 October] 1835 in Jälgimäe, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire – 16 April [O.S. 4 April] 1876 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire)[1] was a Russian botanist.

Peter von Glehn was born to a Baltic German landowner, member of the Glehn family, Peter von Glehn (1796–1843) (he bought the Jälgimäe manor (German: Jelgimeggi) in 1821) and Auguste Caroline Marie Burchart von Bellavary, member of the Burchardt family who took care of the Town Hall Pharmacy in Reval. He had 2 younger brothers: Nikolai (1841–1923), the founder of Nõmme, and Len von Glehn, (1844-1920), and 3 sisters: Marie Elisabeth (1840–????), Julie Wilhelmine (1842–1867) and Marie (1843–1884).[2]

He graduated the University of Tartu with gold medal.

Glehn's Spruce (Picea glehnii), a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family, is named after Peter von Glehn.[3]

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  1. ^ Einama, Anna-Kristiina. "Nikolai von Glehn loovisikuna" (in Estonian). Tallinn Pedagogical University. p. 7. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Einama, Anna-Kristiina. "Nikolai von Glehn loovisikuna" (in Estonian). Tallinn Pedagogical University. p. 9. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Ботанические фамилии (in Russian). Сахалин и Курилы http://www.sakhalin.ru. Retrieved 27 April 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)