Körner, Johann Christian Friedrich

BORN 2 Aug 1778, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 2 Feb 1847, Jena, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Jena, Thüringen: Alter Friedhof

Friedrich Körner studied mathematics in Jena. In 1816 the university employed him as a mechanic. He also worked as a private teacher and Carl Zeiss was among his students. In Jena he worked at the Glasshütte, small glassworks that was supported by Goethe. There he produced optical glass and optical instruments. Körner also created a so called simple microscope. After his death in 1847 the operation of the Glasshütte was discontinued.

Related persons
• knew Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von


The grave of Friedrich Körner at the Alter Friedhof, Jena.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2016)


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Published: 10 Feb 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022