|Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz|
Classis cruciformium emendata cum figuris aeneis in necessarium instit. rei herbariae supplementum (1769)
November 25, 1722|
January 18, 1799 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
In 1750 he obtained his doctorate of medicine in Vienna, where he was a pupil of Gerard van Swieten (1700-1772). He studied obstetrics in Paris and London. In Paris he was influenced by André Levret (1703–1780) and Nicolas Puzos (1686–1753).
He was first married to Anna Susanne Petrasch and then to Magda Lena de Tremon. He had two sons and one daughter.
He was the author of:
He recommended better methods of hygiene for midwives. In addition to his work in medicine, he studied chemistry, botany, and the sources of mineral water. The plant genus Crantzia (Gesneriaceae) was named for him by Thomas Nuttall.