German botanistDied when: 68 years 72 days (818 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Johann Hedwig (8 December 1730 – 18 February 1799), also styled as Johannes Hedwig, was a German botanist notable for his studies of mosses.
He is sometimes called the "father of bryology".He is known for his particular observations of sexual reproduction in the cryptogams.
Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Ioannis Hedwig or Ioanne Hedwig.
The standard author abbreviation Hedw. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.