Heinrich Wawra von Fernsee
Botanist, Deceased Person
1831 – 1881
Who was Heinrich Wawra von Fernsee?
The youngest of five sons of a miller, he studied medicine and botany at the University of Vienna from 1849 to 1855. Upon graduating he joined the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Navy on December 6, 1855. The commander of the fleet at this time was the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. Wawra von Fernsee retired from the navy in 1878 to work on his extensive collections.
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