(Born on the 20th December 1930 in Jeseník) Another distinctively famous person from the Hauptmann family is Sepp Hauptmann, born in Jeseník on the 20th December 1930.
He did not become famous as a man of letters as his older relatives, but as a palaeontologist, scientist and collector. Indeed from the beginning the love for his birthplace and nature was given in the same way as with his older relatives. This he learned from his father, when they were walking together across the Jeseník surroundings. His lifelong devotion to the botanical fossils was for him only the continuance of these strolls around the country. Sepp Hauptmann achieved in his field of expertise a considerable success, for which he was awarded with different prizes. He was delighted when a fossil finding was to be named after him "Karkenia hauptmannii". Sepp Hauptmann was fascinated by a 200 million years old fossilised herbarium, though he kept his famous collections only for himself. Most of that collection he donated to various museums. Some of that even owns the Charles University in Prague.