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Nationality  German
Role  Physician
Name  Werner Rolfinck
Institutions  University of Jena

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Born  15 November 1599 Hamburg (1599-11-15)
Alma mater  University of Wittenberg University of Padua
Doctoral students  Augustin Heinrich Fasch Georg Wolfgang Wedel Balthasar Widmarcter
Known for  Study of chemical reactions and the biochemistry of metals
Died  May 6, 1673, Jena, Germany
Education  Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, University of Padua, University of Oxford
Fields  Medicine, Botany, Chemistry, Philosophy
Doctoral advisor  Daniel Sennert, Adriaan van den Spiegel

Notable students  Georg Wolfgang Wedel

Werner Rolfinck

Werner Rolfink (15 November 1599 – 6 May 1673) was a German physician, scientist and botanist. He was a medical student in Leiden, Oxford, Paris, and Padua.


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Rolfink earned his master's degree at the University of Wittenberg under Daniel Sennert, and his MD in 1625 at the University of Padua under the guidance of Adriaan van den Spiegel.

In 1629, he became a professor at the University of Jena, where he rearranged and expanded the university's botanical garden (the Botanischer Garten Jena). His experimental research involved chemical reactions and the biochemistry of metals acquiring him the title of "director of chemical exercises". He rejected the view that other metals could be transformed into gold.


  • Guerneri Rolfincii, Phil. Ac Med. Doctoris Et Professoris Publici Chimia In Artis Formam Redacta : Sex Libris comprehensa .... Genevae, 1671 Digital edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf.
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