August Johann Georg Carl BATSCH
A small medicinal garden (Hortus Medicus) was founded already in 1586,
which later passed into a „Hortus Botanicus“.
The Botanical Garden Jena thus is the second oldest institution of its
kind in Germany, the oldest being the Botanical Garden in Leipzig (founded
in 1580). In the course of its long and changeful history famous person
have been working here, as for example Werner Rolfinck,
August Johann Georg Karl
Batsch, Nathanael Pringsheim, Matthias Jacob Schleiden, Eduard Strasburger,
Ernst Stahl, and Otto Renner.