Ferdinand Karl Weinhart

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Ferdinand Karl Weinhart (born August 14, 1654 in Innsbruck ; † April 27, 1716 ) was an Austrian physician and university professor.

He was the eldest son of Paul Weinhart the Elder. J. († November 26, 1710) and studied philosophy at the newly opened University of Innsbruck , where he obtained his master's degree. He then studied medicine in Padua , received his doctorate in 1674 and opened a medical practice in Innsbruck. In August 1677 he was accepted into the medical college and appointed second professor at the medical faculty in September. He took over the newly founded chair of medical institutions (included physiology, hygiotheorie, pathology, semiotics, therapy, basics of surgery).

As the successor to Gaudenz von Sala , he took over the chair of practice in November 1691 and in 1703 that of aphorisms. He was rector and dean of the medical faculty several times. His library contained 1525 books.

In 1709 Emperor Joseph I († 1711) appointed him his court physician and imperial councilor. He was also the personal physician of Charles VI.


  • Thesaurus sanitatis inaestimabilis quomodo facili methodo ad plurimos vitae dies integer & incolumis conservari possit , Innsbruck 1691 (dissertation)
  • Medicus officiosus seu de officio medici , Innsbruck 1703 ( digitized MDZ , Google ); further editions Nuremberg 1715 and 1726
  • De Medici prudentia morali-politica dissertationes XXVI , Innsbruck 1716 ( digitized MDZ , Google )
  • Nucleus universae medicinae in tres partes distributus, in quarum prima universae medicinae theoricae, in secunda et tertia practicae fundamentorum summa continetur , Padua 1715/1728, 3 volumes


  • August Hirsch (Ed.): Biographical Lexicon of Outstanding Doctors of All Times and Nations , 2nd edition 1929–1935, 2nd volume, p. 432 (cites the ADB entry without additional information)
  • Julius PagelWeinhart, Ferdinand Karl . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 41, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1896, p. 504.
  • Franz-Heinz Hye : The Innsbruck family Weinhart in the Tyrolean intellectual life (1600-1833) . University publishing house Wagner, Innsbruck and Munich 1970 (plus dissertation, University of Innsbruck)