Julius Sachs


JULIUS SACHS1 was born at Breslau October 2, 1832, and died at Würzburg on May 29, 1897. Although his health had been seriously impaired for years, his last illness was not of long duration. He was regularly at work in his laboratory during the Easter vacation, and only took to his bed about the middle of April. A few days before the end came, he sank into coma and died without pain. Of his early career I have not been able to learn anything: I remember to have heard him say that his first teacher was Purkinje, under whom he published two or three zoological and geological papers. His first official post was that of Privat-Docent at Prague. In 1858–59 he was at Tharandt, in 1860 at Chemnitz. In 1861–62 he was appointed Professor in the Landwirthschaftliche Institut at Poppels-dorf, near Bonn. In 1867 he was called to the chair of Botany in Freiburg, and in 1867 he obtained the professorship at Würzburg, which he held up to the time of his death.2


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DARWIN, F. Julius Sachs. Nature 56, 201–202 (1897). https://doi.org/10.1038/056201a0

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