Haller, Albrecht von (1708-77), anatomist and poet, was born at Berne. He graduated in 1727 at Leyden, and also studied at Tubingen, London, Paris, and Oxford. After making a reputation for himself by botanical and anatomical research at Berne, he was appointed the first professor in these subjects and medicine at Gottingen in 1736, where he remained till 1753. In his retirement at Berne he continued his scientific labours, and also took part in public affairs and wrote romances. Besides his botanical and anatomical works, he wrote poems which were republished in 1882 and were the first sign of the revival in German literature. His life was written by Blosch and Hirzel (1877), and Frey (1879).