The German winegrower and pomologist Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) attended the Agricultural Academy in Hohenheim. Thereafter he was head gardener at the pomological institute (fruit growing) in Reutlingen from 1860, director of the agricultural gardening school in Obergoblitz near Dresden from 1862, teacher of gardening at the gardening school in Karlsruhe from 1865 and finally head of the pomological gardens in 1869 Geisenheim, As a hiking instructor, he founded the Marburg fruit and wine school (Maribor in the present Slovenia ) and developed it into a trend-setting model institution. Here he selected the famous underlay named after him Goethe Rupestris No. 9,
As the managing director of the association for the protection of Austrian viticulture, he organized the fight against the phylloxera and later became president of the association. He was also a co-founder of the Austrian Winegrowing Congress, the first of which took place in Marburg (then Austria-Hungary) in 1876. From 1886 Hermann Goethe was a private lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Wien and two years later became the head of the biological test station for viticulture and the manager and vice president of the "Association for the Protection of Austrian Viticulture" in to bathe (Lower Austria).
He tried with success, as a distinguishing feature for those mainly at that time morphological Properties based determination of varieties the angle between the veins of the leaves to eat. In addition, he wrote two works in which the findings of many scientists and viticulture experts were incorporated. These were the "Ampelographisches Wörterbuch" (1876) and the "Handbuch der ampelography "(1878 and 1887). In the context of this discipline, he was managing director of the International Ampelographic Commission from 1873 to 1882. Together with his brother Rudolf Goethe (1843-1911) he published in 1873 the "Atlas of the Most Valuable Grape Varieties for the Wine Growing of Germany and Austria". He also brought out a forerunner of the still existing Austrian magazine "Der Winzer".
H. Goethe: University library and university archive of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien
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