Monument for Philipp Franz Siebold

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The base displays a portrait of Siebold.

Monument for Philipp Franz Siebold

In 1926 a commemorative stone was set up for the physician and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796–1866) on the east side of the Palm House. He lived in Japan for two lengthy periods, conducting research and publishing books on the botany and ethnology of the country and thereby considerably increasing European knowledge about Japan. Engraved with a bamboo plant, the stone of the monument arrived in Vienna as a gift from the Japanese emperor Mutsuhito on the occasion of the Vienna World’s Fair in 1873. The base displays a portrait of Siebold.

 

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