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Heinrich Friedrich Link


German naturalist and philosopher. Professor of zoology, botany, and chemistry, University of Rostock, 1792–1811; professor of chemistry and botany, University of Breslau, 1811–15. Professor of botany and director of the botanic garden at the University of Berlin, 1815. Interested in the philosophical foundations of the natural sciences. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1842.




Record of the Royal Society of London.


DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

NDB: Neue deutsche Biographie. Under the auspices of the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. 27 vols. (A–Wettiner) to date. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 1953–.

Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.