Heinrich Wilhelm Schott

Botanist, Deceased Person

1794 – 1865

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Who was Heinrich Wilhelm Schott?

Heinrich Wilhelm Schott was an Austrian botanist well known for his extensive work on aroids.

He studied botany, agriculture and chemistry at the University of Vienna, where he was a pupil of Joseph Franz von Jacquin. He was a participant in the Austrian Brazil Expedition from 1817 to 1821. In 1828 he was appointed Hofgärtner in Vienna, later serving as director of the Imperial Gardens at Schönbrunn Palace. In 1852 he was in charge of transforming part of palace gardens in the fashion of an English garden. He also enriched the Viennese court gardens with his collections from Brazil.

He was interested in Alpine flora, and was responsible for development of the alpinum at Schloss Belvedere in Vienna.

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Born
Jan 7, 1794
Brno
Nationality
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • University of Vienna
Lived in
  • Brno
Died
Mar 5, 1865
Vienna

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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