Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel (24 May 1748 – 8 August 1831) was a Swedish-born German scientist and, beginning in 1774, a professor of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Botany, and Mineralogy at the University of Greifswald.
Christian von Weigel
Christian Ehrenfried Weigel
24 May 1748
|Died||8 August 1831 (aged 83)|
|Education||University of Göttingen|
|Institutions||University of Greifswald|
|Doctoral advisor||Johann Christian Erxleben|
|Doctoral students||Karl Rudolphi|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Weigel|
Born in Stralsund, in 1771 he received his medical doctorate from the University of Göttingen, having studied under Johann Christian Erxleben. In 1806, Weigel was ennobled and carried from then on a "von" in his name. He became the personal physician of the Swedish royal house two years later. Among other things, Weigel developed a cooling heat exchanger (German Gegenstromkühler) (1771), which was later improved upon by Justus von Liebig and then became known as the Liebig condenser (Liebigkühler). Furthermore, the honeysuckle genus Weigela is named after him.
In 1792, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
- Weigel biography
- Christian Ehrenfried Weigel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Christian Ehrenfried Weigel in the German National Library catalogue
- Literature about Christian Ehrenfried Weigel in the State Bibliography (Landesbibliographie) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- "Author Details for Christian Ehrenfried Weigel" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI).
- Carl von Linné; Christian Ehrenfried Weigel. "Correspondence".