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  Leonhart Fuchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fuchs was born in Wemding in the Duchy of Bavaria (today in Baden-Württemberg).
Fuchs was called to Tübingen by the Duke Ulrich in 1533 to help in reforming the university in the spirit of humanism.
Fuchs' name is preserved by the plant Fuchsia, discovered on Santo Domingo in the Caribbean in 1696/97 by the French scientist Dom Charles Plumier, who published the first description of "Fuchsia triphylla, flore coccineo" in 1703.
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 Leonhart Fuchs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Leonhart Fuchs (17 January 1501 –; 10 May 1566) was a medicand a botanist.
Fuchs was born in Wemding in the Duchy of Bavaria (todayin Baden-Württemberg).
Fuchs' name is preserved by the plant Fuchsia, discovered on Santo Domingo in the Caribbean in 1696/97 by the French scientist Dom Charles Plumier, who published thefirst description of "Fuchsia triphylla, flore coccineo" in 1703.
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 Leonhart Fuchs -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Leonhart Fuchs (17 January 1501 – 10 May 1566) was a (A person of German nationality) German (A licensed medical practitioner) physician and a (A biologist specializing in the study of plants) botanist.
Fuchs was born in Wemding in the (Click link for more info and facts about Duchy of Bavaria) Duchy of Bavaria (today in (Click link for more info and facts about Baden-Württemberg) Baden-Württemberg).
Fuchs was called to Tübingen by the Duke Ulrich in 1533 to help in reforming the university in the spirit of (The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural) humanism.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leonhart_fuchs.htm   (547 words)

 Leonhart FUCHS - Vikipedio
Leonhart FUCHS [LEonhat fuks] (* la 17-an de januaro 1501 en Wemding, † la 10-an de majo 1566 en Tübingen) estis germana medicinisto kaj botanikisto.
Kvankam Leonhart Fuchs estis alte respektata medicinisto, lia famo fontas ĉefe el liaj meritoj kiel botanikisto.
Fuchsia) ricevis sian nomon honore al Leonhart Fuchs.
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 Special Collections Digital Library - Journeys of Discovery
Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566), born in Wemding, Bavaria, contributed significantly to much needed reforms in German medicine and pharmacy by producing the most beautiful and famous herbal, De Historia Stiripium (1542).
Another extraordinary feature of Fuchs' Historia is that he generously recognized his indebtedness to his co-workers, draftsman Albrecht Meyer, engraver Veit Rudolph Speckleand, and block-cutter Heinrich Fullmaurer, and delightfully honored all three at the end of the book by including their portraits at work.
Fuchs was forty years of age when this remarkably learned work was first published in 1542.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /biolib/hc/journeys/book11.html   (373 words)

 Fuch's Great Herbal
Leonhart Fuchs' De historia stirpium commentarii insignes (or, Notable commentaries on the history of plants) was first published in 1542.
Fuchs did not actually know the geographic origin of the plant, and simply assigned it a name from Pliny that seemed appropriate: he called it the 'siliquastrum' (big pod) signifying a large, elongated fruit - Pliny's plant of this name, however, was not the same.
In fact, Fuchs intended to write an expanded text of the work, but although he laboured on this for the last twenty-four years of his life, it was never published; the manuscript of this work (dubbed the 'Vienna codex') is in the Austrian National Library.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/month/oct2002.html   (2804 words)

 University of Missouri Special Collections Featured Materials
Leonhart Fuchs broke with tradition by becoming interested in illustrating plants as they looked in nature instead of using conventional (and often bizarrely inaccurate) representations.
Fuchs’ interest in realistic representations accorded with the Renaissance ideal of naturalism, but it also served a practical purpose – he wanted his book to be a reference for his medical students and fellow doctors.
While the images were cutting-edge for their time, Fuchs was not as revolutionary in the text, and his descriptions of each plant’s medicinal properties still draw largely on the writings of Greek and Roman authors such as Dioscorides, Galen and Pliny.
mulibraries.missouri.edu /specialcollections/fuchs.htm   (664 words)

 GARDENS OF KNOWLEDGE: An Exhibit of Books About Botanical Gardens, Materia Medica
The market potential of Fuchs' Neue Kreuterbuch, issued both in German and Latin editions in 1542, each with the same large illustrations, gave rise to more compact editions, such as this one, also published by Isingrin (but in Dutch).
Fuchs' text brings together descriptions of medicinal plants from the great sources of antiquity - Dioscorides, Pliny, and Galen - along with more modern discoveries.
The latter included maize, ironically identified as "Turkish corn." Practical considerations of producing the impressive, and expensive, woodcuts were honored by inclusion of portraits of the illustrators and the block cutter as well as that of the author.
www.library.wisc.edu /libraries/SpecialCollections/gardens/sectionpages/materiamedica.htm   (430 words)

 Patten 119 - Fuchs
One of the best artists in Basel was solicited to prepare the botanical illustrations which even today are respected for their clarity and style.
The author, Leonhart Fuchs, deplored the terrible state of medical practice during his lifetime, recognizing that a majority of the practicing physicians did not know their medicines.
Fuchs realized that patients could easily be poisoned rather than cured because of improper identification of plants.
www.asu.edu /lib/speccoll/patten/html/119.html   (314 words)

 Leonhart Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes
Fuchs' imposing folio of "Commentaries on the history of plants" is widely considered to be the most beautiful herbal ever published.
They are not copied from earlier manuscripts, as so often in the Dioscoridian tradition, but taken from life by three artists whose essential contribution Fuchs acknowledged at the end by including portraits of painter, draftsman, and engraver.
Their 512 largely full-page woodcuts illustrate some 400 German and 100 foreign plants, and include the first published representation of maize - Fuchs called it "Turkish corn." The collaboration was so successful that Fuchs' Herbal was frequently reprinted or pirated in less costly and much reduced format for student or field use.
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 Patten 43 - Fuchs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is actually a very condensed version of Fuchs' De historia stipiium commentarii insignes (1549).
Fuchs was very concerned that very few doctors had any knowledge of plants.
Fuchs arranged his work according to the Greek alphabet.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Leonhart Fuchs, 1501-1556, an early supporter of the revived Hippocratic and Galenic medicine, was also a distinguished botanist, author of De historia stirpium (Basel: Isingrin, 1542).
Fuchs was to be one of the first to acknowledge the importance of Vesalius’ Fabrica, and drew freely on it in his De humani corporis fabrica ex Galeni and Andreae Vesalii libris concinnatae epitome (2 vols., 1551).
The two clauses referring to Fuchs in this sentence were deleted from the 1555 edition.
vesalius.northwestern.edu /notes/ftFA.a.078.html   (104 words)

 TASCHEN Books: Classics - All Titles - Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal of 1543 - Facts
In 1543, Leonhart Fuchs, physician and pioneer of modern botany, published a groundbreaking medical research book: a comprehensive study of herbs.
Cataloguing more than 500 types of plants, many of which originated in the recently discovered New World, the New Kreüterbuch, or New Herbal, brought together masterly, detailed woodcuts of the plants with essays describing their features, origins, and medicinal powers.
TASCHEN's new publication, whose reproductions are drawn from Fuchs's personal, hand-colored copy, which has miraculously survived four-and-a-half centuries in pristine condition, includes over 500 splendid illustrations, excerpted facsimiles of Fuchs's original text, and an essay comparing the use of healing herbs then and now.
www.taschen.com /pages/en/catalogue/books/classics/all/facts/02970.htm   (211 words)

Fuchs sought to provide his readers with plants descriptions bases on Dioscorides, Pliny and Galen.
Fuchs was born at Wemding in Bavaria in 1501.
One of the really neat things to note about Fuchs book before we speak with him is that his book was the first kind of field guide created.
students.ou.edu /H/Melissa.A.Hinten-1/episode2.html   (685 words)

 Seeing is Believing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Leonhart Fuchs, a physician and professor of medicine, was quite famous on the Continent and very much in demand as a physician and teacher.
His reputation became international in scope after his successful treatment of victims of a plague-like epidemic that swept Germany in 1529.
To emphasize the importance of the process of creating the illustrations, Fuchs included portraits of the three artists as a kind of colophon to the book.
dlc.nypl.org /seeing.nypl.org/47t.html   (203 words)

 Aboca Museum - Bibliotheca Antiqua
Author biography: Born in Wemding in Bavaria, Fuchs was gifted with such natural intelligence that he attended the University of Erfurt at 13 years of age.
Botanical interests: Fuchs’ studies on medicinal plants are particularly interesting for his analysis of plant nomenclature derived from the classical authors.
From the phytographic point of view Fuchs is extremely interesting because his descriptions are realistic, while he is not important in the history of classification because he continued to use alphabetical ordering.
www.abocamuseum.it /uk/bibliothecaantiqua/Autore_Biografia.asp?Id_Aut=411   (198 words)

 Herbal . Pedanius Dioscorides . John Gerard . Leonhart Fuchs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
An herbal is a book, often illustrated, that describes the appearance, medical properties, and other characteristics of plants used in herbal medicine.
Leonhart Fuchs 17 January 1501 – 10 May 1566 was a Germany physician and a botany botanist.
Raman spectroscopy is a spectroscopic technique used in condensed matter physics and chemistry to study vibrational, rotational, and other low-frequency modes in a system.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /Herbal   (227 words)

 Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal Of 1543; Author: Dobat, Klaus; Joint Author: Dressendorfer, Werner; Illustrator: Meyer, ...
Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal Of 1543; Author: Dobat, Klaus; Joint Author: Dressendorfer, Werner; Illustrator: Meyer, Albert; English;German; Paperback
Leonard Fuchs was one of the three German fathers of modern botany.
Working in the tradition of the classical herbal, Fuchs described the characteristics of over 400 German and 100 foreign plants and their habitats.
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 FUCHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Chicago Botanic Garden - 26 Gardens - CurrentBooks v2n4
Leonhart Fuchs was one of the most important naturalists in the Renaissance, and his herbal was one of the most scientific works of his time.
The commentary in a volume separate from the facsimile treats the history of herbals before Fuchs, provides a biography of Fuchs and also offers an analysis of the creation of the Herbal.
In addition, the woodcuts are examined in detail, with summaries of all of the plants featured in Fuchs' great work.
www.chicago-botanic.org /book/v2n4/Fuchs.html   (252 words)

 Vox Magazine --Books--Hidden literary gems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fuchs compiled information about the plants from the works of Greek scientists Dioscorides, Pliny and Galen.
Holland’s favorite detail of the book, besides the book’s depiction of a pumpkin, is a drawing of Fuchs with a disproportionately large head — which Holland says might be a symbol of his supposed intelligence.
Not completely arrogant, Fuchs did thank the book’s illustrators and even included drawings of the artists’ (normal-sized) profiles.
www.voxmagazine.com /story.php?ID=15254   (964 words)

 Illustrated Botanical Books in Bryn Mawr Library Special Collections
The influential herbalist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566) also studied plant specimens to create useful and accurate drawings in his De Historia Stirpium (1545).
Fuchs' illustrators created life-sized, idealized images of plants and included different life cycle stages so that readers could easily match a real specimen with its printed description.
Another early type of illustrated botanical book is the florilegium of the early seventeenth century.
www.brynmawr.edu /library/speccoll/guides/Botanicals   (1036 words)

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Leonhart Fuchs mentions paeonies in his herbal De historia stirpium on the same lines as the previous authors ; there is, however, a fine original drawing of a paeony planted in a garden in Germany which may be taken to represent Linnaeus's officinalis.
Nissen BBI, 667; Hunt 61: "This is the first impression of these small woodcuts and the portrait ofFuchs by Clement Bussy".
A good copy of this charming 8vo edition of which the original folio edition was published in 1542.
www.paeo.de /h1/fuc.html   (216 words)

 History of Horticulture - Fuchs, Leonhart (Fuchsius Leonhardus) 1501-1566
Among these were the first known pictures of pumpkin and Indian corn from America.
Fuchs examined the herbal of Brunfels as well as the botanical text of Bock, but his descriptions were largely his own.
Additional information about Leonhart Fuchs may be found on the Internet.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /history/history/032.html   (204 words)

 Plants and Gardens Portrayed: Rare and Illustrated Books from The LuEsther T
Leonhart Fuchs’s illustrated herbal De historia stirpium contains descriptions and naturalistic illustrations of more than 500 plants, of which approximately 100 were described or illustrated for the first time.
Fuchs paid unique homage to his artists by publishing their names and portraits, acknowledging the centrality of their contribution to his work.
In his treatise On the History of Plants, the medical botanist Leonhart Fuchs carefully supervised the creation of accurate and artistic woodcuts focusing on the botanical features that characterize species.
www.nybg.org /bsci/libr/exhbtcata.htm   (7258 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Great Herbal of Leonhart Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes, 1542 (Notable ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This beautifully illustrated two-volume set provides a facsimile of Fuchs's herbal (originally published in 1542 and reproduced here for the first time), together with a volume of in-depth interpretive commentary on its organization, content, influence, a biographical sketch of Fuchs, and a chronological listing of his published works.
The commentary contains about 150 illustrations (100 in color) that include contemporary hand-colored figures from printed copies of the herbals and woodcuts produced under Fuchs's supervision for a projected elaboration of the original reference.
The first Latin edition of 1542 is reproduced here only slightly smaller than the original, containing 511 woodcuts, with over 100 species illustrated for the first time.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0804737576   (388 words)

 Tübingen-En   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
homage to the fuchsia and to Leonhart Fuchs
In 2001 the University of Tübingen turned a lot of attention to the year of birth of Leonhart Fuchs 1501, who was here the first man during his life.
One of the culminating points was the opening of a FUCHSIA-GLASSHOUSE, giving place to the fuchsiaspecies and where the natural circumstances, like temperature, humidity and wind are imitated during the year.
www.eurofuchsia.org /engels/en_tubin.htm   (76 words)

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