Camerarius, Joachim, The Younger 1534-1598

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Camerarius was early attracted to botany and studies at several universities. His father was a celebrated philologist. Camerarius also took a doctor's degree in medicine at Bologna and was acquainted with Andrea Cesalpino. He translated the works of Mattioli. He cultivated a garden containing rare plants supplied by merchants of Nuremberg, his birthplace. His chief work was Hortus Medicus et Philosophicus (1588). His observations were made in gardens and in wild areas in Germany, Hungary, and Italy.