Nikolaus Ager

Botanist, Deceased Person

1568 – 1634

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Who was Nikolaus Ager?

Nikolaus Ager, name also spelled Nicolas Ager and sometimes referred to as Agerius was a French physician and botanist born in Alsace. He was the author of the treatise "De Anima Vegetativa".

He studied medicine in Basel, subsequently obtaining doctorates in medicine and philosophy in Strasbourg. In 1618 he became a professor of medicine and botany at Strasbourg. During his career, he worked closely with famed botanists Johann and Gaspard Bauhin.

In 1763 Michel Adanson named the genus Ageria in his honor.

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Born
1568
Alsace
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Jun 20, 1634
Strasbourg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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