Olaus Rudbeck

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1630 – 1702

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Who was Olaus Rudbeck?

Olaus Rudbeck was a Swedish scientist and writer, professor of medicine at Uppsala University and for several periods rector magnificus of the same university. He was born in Västerås, the son of Bishop Johannes Rudbeckius, who was personal chaplain to King Gustavus Adolphus, and the father of botanist Olof Rudbeck the Younger. Rudbeck is primarily known for his contributions in two fields: human anatomy and linguistics, but he was also accomplished in many other fields including music and botany.

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Born
Sep 13, 1630
Västerås
Parents
Children
Ethnicity
  • Swedes
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • Uppsala University
Died
Sep 17, 1702
Uppsala
Resting place
Uppsala Cathedral

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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