Frederick Ernest Weiss

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Frederick Ernest Weiss

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Frederick Ernest Weiss
Born2 November 1865
Died7 January 1953
Alma mater
Occupation Botanist

Frederick Ernest Weiss FRS [1] FLS VMH (2 November 1865 – 7 January 1953) was an Anglo-German Botanist. He was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1947. [2]



Weiss was educated at the Owens College (later Victoria University of Manchester), and earned a doctorate in botany (DSc) from the University of London in July 1902. [3]


Weiss was Professor of Botany at the Victoria University of Manchester. In 1913, Weiss succeeded Sir Alfred Hopkinson as Vice-Chancellor, initially on a temporary basis until a suitable candidate was found. He continued as Professor of Botany during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor and in 1915 he was succeeded by Sir Henry Alexander Miers, mineralogist and former principal of the University of London (1908–1915). [4]

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  1. Thomas, H. H. (1953). "Frederick Ernest Weiss. 1865-1953". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society . 8 (22): 601–626. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1953.0020. JSTOR   769232. S2CID   159539384.
  2. "WEISS, Frederick Ernest", in Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn., Oxford University Press, 2007 (subscription required)
  3. "University intelligence". The Times (36829). London. 25 July 1902. p. 5.
  4. University of Manchester, Vice-Chancellor's Office. "University of Manchester, Vice-Chancellor's Archive" . Retrieved 26 April 2014.
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Francis Jones
President of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Succeeded by
Francis Nicholson