Johann Heinrich Linck
Pharmacist and naturalistDied when: 59 years 316 days (718 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
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).