The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bock, Jerome

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BOCK, Jerome, German botanist, better known under his Latin name of Cragus: b. Heidesbach 1498; d. Harnbach 1554. He was a schoolmaster, and then a physician. Bock may be considered as one of the founders of modern botany; he was the first who endeavored to form a natural botanical arrangement. He is the author of a ‘Herbal of German Plants.’