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Hieronymus Bock

Hieronymus BockAKA Jerome Boch

Born: 1498
Birthplace: Heidersbach, Germany
Died: 21-Feb-1554
Location of death: Hornbach, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Botanist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Arranged and ordered plants systematically

Author of an important herbal, the Kraeuterbuch (1539), which is one of the first attempts to classify plants in a systematic manner according to their form. He became a follower of Martin Luther and eventually a Lutheran minister, which was the cause of him leaving Hornbach in 1548. Philipp II of Nassau gave him some refuge.

Author of books:
Kraeuterbuch (1539, botany)

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