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Nathanael Pringsheim


German botanist. PhD, Berlin, 1848; privat-dozent, 1851; professor extraordinarius, 1864. Professor and director of the botanic garden, Jena, 1864–9; director, phytophysiological institute, 1865–9. Founding editor, Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Botanik, 1857–94. A founder and president of the German botanical society, 1882–94. Helped establish the biological station at Helgoland. Worked on algal sexuality and later on the function of chlorophyll.





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–.