Birk, Heinrich

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Birk, Heinrich Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°27' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 13°02 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Viticulturist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (New grape varieties)