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Anders SPARRMAN

Swedish Anders SPARRMAN

Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus

Source :  Jan G GÅRDMAN

Born: on February 27, 1748 in Tensta, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: on August 09, 1820 in Stockholm, Sweden


Biography

Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg.

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- Category Naturalist