|Georg Wolfgang Wedel|
12 November 1645|
Golßen, Niederlausitz, Habsburg Monarchy
6 September 1721 (aged 75)|
|Alma mater||University of Jena|
|Known for||Alchemy, pharmaceutical chemistry|
|Fields||Medicine, chemistry, philosophy|
|Institutions||University of Jena|
|Doctoral advisor||Werner Rolfinck|
|Doctoral students||Johann Adolph Wedel|
He published research on alchemy and pharmaceutical chemistry. He studied the plating of copper onto iron using a solution of copper sulfate and volatile salts obtained from plants. Wedel also invented new medicines and produced a translated German edition of the Greek Bible.
Wedel's sons, Ernst Heinrich Wedel (1 August 1671 – 13 April 1709) and Johann Adolph Wedel (1675–1747) were also physicians.