Basilius Besler (1561 - 1629)

Pharmacist in Nuremberg. Editor of the famous "Hortus Eystettensis", a book with very decorative, large-format depictions of flowers, published in Nuremberg and Eichstätt in the years 1613 and 1640.

Principal for the "Hortus Eystettensis" and for the famous gardens of Eichstätt was the bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (1561 - 1612). The gardens had been laid out around the Willibaldsburg - founded 1355 -, which had been rebuilded at the same time to a representative renaissance castle.