|Birthname||Karl Wilhelm Heinrich Birk|
|born on||26 May 1898 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )|
|Place||Wiesbaden, Germany, 50n05, 8e14|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°27' 13°02 Asc. 19°06'|
German viticulturist who was head of the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute. Heinrich Birk is known for cultivating new grape varieties by cloning Riesling and crossing with other varieties. Birk's idea was to create an early ripening wine compared to the traditional Riesling. Some of the grape varieties bred by Heinrich Birk at the Research Institute Geisenheim are Arnsburger, Ehrenfelser, Gutenborner and Rotberger.
Heinrich Birk died on 8 May 1973 in Geisenheim, aged 74.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Viticulturist)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (New grape varieties)