Gesner, Conrad (Konrad)


1516–1565 Swiss physician, naturalist and philologist whose publications were among the first to emphasize plant and animal structures as keys to classification and provide extensive bibliographies.

Keywords: natural history; medicine; philology

Further Reading

Gesner C (1545) Bibliotheca universalis [contains autobiographical section].

Gesner C (1551–1587) Historia animalium.

Bay JC (1916) Conrad Gesner the father of bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 10(2): 53–85.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Fuchs L (1999) The Great Herbal of Leonhart Fuchs (translated and annotated by Meyer FG, Trueblood EE, Heller JL). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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Martensen, Robert L(Feb 2003) Gesner, Conrad (Konrad). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002528]