Harz, Carl Otto

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Harz, Carl Otto Gender: M
born on 28 November 1842 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Gammertingen, Germany, 48n15, 9e13
Timezone LMT m9e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°46' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°31 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°14'


German mycologist, pharmacist and botanist.

After spending time as an intern in several pharmacies, he studied botany at the University of Berlin. Later, he relocated to Munich, where he served as a lecturer at the Technische Universität München (from 1873) and at the Tierärztlichen Hochschule (from 1874). In 1880 he was appointed professor of botany and pharmacognosy at the Tierärztlichen Hochschule.

In 1877, with pathologist Otto Bollinger, he conducted early studies of actinomycosis in cattle, and is credited for naming the causal agent Actinomyces bovis. From his observations, he believed the culprit to be a mould, related to the genera Botrytis or Monosporium.

As a taxonomist, he circumscribed a number of varieities from the species Cucurbita pepo. His name is associated with the mycological genera Harzia (family Ceratostomataceae) and Harziella (family Chaetomiaceae).

He died on 5 December 1906 in Munich, aged 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Mycologist, botanist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Actinomyces bovis")