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Babo August-Wilhelm

Johann Lambert Gregor Reichsfreiherr von Babo (1725-1799), court official of the Electoral Palatinate and Bavaria, was town clerk in Mannheim and Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg. He was the founder of the family of Barons von Babo, which produced several important wine experts. His son Lambert Joseph Leopold von Babo (1790-1862) first studied law and then chemistry. After attending the 1st secondary agricultural school in Moeglin a. d. Oder, his agricultural inclination was promoted. After agricultural study trips he settled down as a landowner in Weinheim. In 1832 he founded the agricultural association garden with the pomologist Johann Metzger (1789-1852). Here mainly seeds were bred and tested. As an agronomist and oenologist, he wrote some important works such as "Die Wein- und Tafeltrauben der deutschen Weinberge und Gärten" (1836 with Metzger), "Der Weinstock und seine Varietäten" (1844) with the grape varieties of the time, and "Die Hauptgrundsätze des Ackerbaus" (1851).

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