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Paul Dietrich Giseke
was a German botanist, physician, teacher and librarian.
Giseke started his studies at the Academic Gymnasium in Hamburg. He joined the University of Göttingen in 1764 and graduated in 1767. He then went on an extended trip through France
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and met Linnaeus, becoming his student and a lifelong friend - Linnaeus named the genus Gisekia
Back from abroad he settled in Hamburg and started his practice as physician, but in December 1771 started teaching as Professor of Physics and Discourse
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at the Academic Gymnasium in Hamburg.