Gerhard Andreas Müller

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Gerhard Andreas Müller (born February 23, 1718 in Ulm , according to another source in Weimar ; † February 26, 1762 in Gießen ) was a German physicist, surgeon, botanist, first professor of medicine in Giessen and a member of the learned society " Leopoldina ."


Gerhard Andreas Müller studied medicine and science in Tübingen and later Strasbourg. He then traveled to Homburg in order to perfect himself through the practical lessons of the personal physician there. He received his doctorate in 1740 together with Gottlob August Jenichen at the University of Giessen. The work was titled "Observationes selectae de Columbaris." He became a garrison doctor and later councilor to the Duke of Saxony-Weimar, inspector of the Weimar library and first professor of medicine in Giessen. He dealt with physics, botany, doctoral teaching, librarianship and also worked as a translator. On August 16, 1755 he was admitted to the "Leopoldina". He was nicknamed ANAXIMENOS II ( matriculation no. 596 )


  • Gerhard Andreä Müller's Med. Lic. And Hoch-Fürstl. Saxon. Garrisons-Medici Mixed thoughts on all kinds of natural science, Artzney art and literature in general, with contributions by Friedrich Schönemann, Cuno Jena 1745.
  • Writing to a good friend about the cause and the use of electricity, as an appendix to the true cause of the Neuton's General Schwehre, as well as the moving forces of the body, contributor Marcello Palingènio Stellato, Hoffmann Weimar 1746.


  • Andreas Elias Büchner : Academiae Sacri Romani Imperii Leopoldino-Carolinae Natvrae Cvriosorvm Historia. Litteris et impensis Ioannis Iustini Gebaueri , Halae Magdebvrgicae 1755, De Collegis, p. 517 digitized
  • Wilhelm HessMüller, Gerhard Andreas . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 22, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1885, p. 546 f.
  • Konstanze Grutschnig-Kieser: "Tingire us with divine tincture / And heal through and through nature and creature!", On the work of the inspired physician Johann Philipp Kämpf (1688–1753) , in: Irmtraud Sahmland and Hans-Jürgen Schrader: Medicine - and cultural-historical connections of Pietism . Healing arts and ethics, arcane traditions, music and literature, in memoriam Christa Habrich , Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 2016, on Gerhard Andreas Müller p. 132.
  • Johann Daniel Ferdinand Neigebaur : History of the imperial Leopoldino-Carolinische German academy of natural scientists during the second century of its existence. Friedrich Frommann , Jena 1860, p. 222 digitized
  • Willi Ule : History of the Imperial Leopoldine-Carolinian German Academy of Natural Scientists during the years 1852–1887 . With a look back at the earlier times of its existence. Commissioned by Wilhelm Engelmann in Leipzig, Halle 1889, supplements and additions to Neigebaur's history, p. 161 ( ).

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gerhard Andreas Müller and Gottlob August Jenichen: Observationes selectae de Columbaris , Lammers Giessae 1751, Gießen Univ. Dissertation 1751.
  2. Friedrich Karl Gottlob Hirsching: Attempt to describe the libraries of Germany's attractions according to the alphabetical order of the cities, first volume Johann Jakob Palm Erlangen 1786, p. 205.
  3. ^ Member entry by Gerhard Andreas Müller at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on January 6, 2018.