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Breider Hans

The German winegrower Professor Dr. Hans Breider (1908-2000) studied biology and genetics at the universities of Münster and Innsbruck. From 1936 until his military service during the Second World War, he worked at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Breeding Research in Müncheberg, and from 1947 to 1950 he headed the vine breeding institute in Alzey ( Rheinhessen ). From 1950 he was initially in the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture for vine breeding Würzburg ( Franconia ), from 1959 to 1973 he was the director of this institute. The “breeder out of passion” created numerous new varieties there, for example Albalonga. Augusta Luise. cantaro (1), Fontanara. Hildegardis grape. Marie Steiner. Montagna. Muscabona. Ortega. Osiris. pearl. Sissi. Tamara and Thekla, He was equally successful in breeding suitable crops for the Franconian region documents, Breider also worked extensively as an author, including the books "The Vine on the House" (1967), "The Book of Franconian Wine" (1974), "Drink Your Joy" (1979), "The Meaning of Old and New Grape varieties for the future of Franconian viticulture ”(1982) and“ Introduction to the world of wine ”(1984). Due to his merits, he received numerous honors such as the honorary professorship of the University of Würzburg and Franconian gold medal of the Franconian Wine Association.

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