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Johann Heinrich Linck

Pharmacist and naturalist

Died when: 59 years 316 days (718 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Johann Heinrich Linck

Johann Heinrich Linck (the elder, 1674–1734) was a German pharmacist and naturalist.He was born in Leipzig and ran the family pharmacy known as "The Golden Lion".

He wrote a treatise on sea stars, De stellis marinis liber singularis (1733).The genus Linckia of sea stars is named after him.

Linck's son was also named Johann Heinrich Linck (the younger, 1734–1807).

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