Ghini, Luca


Luca Ghini (1490 to c. 1556), an Italian scholar who was one of the founders of modern botany, of the first public botanical garden and probably of the first modern herbarium.

Keywords: history of botany; botanical garden; herbarium

Figure 1.

Portrait of Luca Ghini. Reproduced with permission of Biblioteca Comunale di Imola.


Further Reading

Cristofolini G (1992) Luca Ghini a Bologna. Museologia scientifica 8: 207–221.

Engelhardt DV (1995) Luca Ghini (um 1490–1556) und die Botanik des 16. Jahrhunderts. Leben, Initiativen, Kontakte, Resonanz. Medizinhistorisches Journal 30: 3–49.

Findlen P (1994) Possessing Nature. Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Galassi N (1992) Luca Ghini, una vita per la scienza. Museologia scientifica 8: 187–205.

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

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Dröscher, Ariane(Jul 2008) Ghini, Luca. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021210]