Christian Mentzel

Christian Mentzel

(1622-1701) Christian Mentzel was a very early German botanist, philologist, botanical author, and doctor to nobility. His son was the first King of Prussia. Among his works were "Index nominum plantarum universalis multilinguis" in 1682 and "Sylloge minutiarum lexici latino-sinico-characteristici", a Chinese-Latin dictionary, in 1685. He also gathered and organized drawings and paintings for "Flora Japonica" which was never published.

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