Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Pohl, Johann Emanuel

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POHL, Johann Emanuel, Austrian botanist, b. in Vienna, Austria, in 1784; d. there, 22 May, 1834. He was educated as a physician, and then devoted his attention to botany. In 1817 he accompanied the Archduchess Leopoldine to Brazil on the occasion of her marriage to Dom Pedro I., and then spent four years in exploring that country under orders from his government. On his return to Vienna he was appointed curator of the Brazilian museum. His works include “Tentamen floræ Bohemicæ” (2 vols., Prague, 1814); “Expositio anatomica organiauditus per classes animalium” (Vienna, 1819); “Plantarum Brasiliæ icones et descriptions” (2 vols., 1827-'31); “Beiträge zur Gebirgskunde Brasiliens” (1832); “Brasiliens vorzüglichste Insekten” (1832); and “Reise ins innere Brasilien” (1882).