Johann Christian Mentzel

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Johann Christian Mentzel (born January 1, 1661 in Berlin ; † May 17, 1718 ibid) was court physician to Friedrich I (Prussia) and a member of the Leopoldina academy of scholars .

Johann Christian Mentzel studied medicine in Frankfurt an der Oder. Johann Christian Mentzel was then court physician to the King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, after which he became personal physician and councilor.

On March 12, 1691, Johann Christian Mentzel, nicknamed SENECA II, was accepted as a member ( matriculation number 186 ) in the Leopoldina .


  • with Bernhard Albinus and Andreas Cleyer : Dissertatio Epistolica, Ad Virum Clarissimum, Consultissimum Atque Experientissimum Dn. Andream Cleyerum ... De Elephantia Javae Nova, Qvam Disputationis Publicae Loco Praeside Dn. Bernhardo Albino ... Ad diem April 26th Anno from OR M DC LXXXIII, Literis Christophori Zeitleri, Francofurti cis Viadrum, 1683.


  • Andreas Elias Büchner : Academiae Sacri Romani Imperii Leopoldino-Carolinae Natvrae Cvriosorvm Historia. Litteris et impensis Ioannis Iustini Gebaueri, Halae Magdebvrgicae 1755, De Collegis, p. 479 digitized
  • 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. 199 (
  • 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. 151 ( ).

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