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Sachs von Löwenheim Philipp Jakob

The German naturalist, botanist and doctor of medicine Philipp Jakob Sachs von Löwenheim (1627-1672) studied in Leipzig until he obtained a master's degree. He then visited the most famous universities and doctors in the Netherlands, France and Italy and received his doctorate in medicine in Padua in 1651. He subsequently ran a medical practice in Silesian Breslau (now Poland). In 1658 he was admitted to the German Academy of Natural Scientists "Academia Naturae Curiosum". In order to fulfil the requirements of the statutes, he wrote a scientific paper and chose a 670-page treatise on the vine. He called the work, published in 1661, "Ampelographia" and thus established this term about grapevine science, which, however, did not become established until 150 years later.

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