Jan Ingenhousz

Physicist, Academic

1730 – 1799

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Who was Jan Ingenhousz?

Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for showing that light is essential to photosynthesis and thus having discovered photosynthesis. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. In his lifetime he was best known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.

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Born
Dec 8, 1730
Breda
Also known as
  • Ингенхауз, Ян
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
Profession
Education
  • Catholic University of Leuven
Lived in
  • Breda
Died
Sep 7, 1799
Calne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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