Matthias de l'Obel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Matthias de l'Obel

Flemish physician and botanist

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1538

Place of Birth: Lille, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1616

Profession: physician, botanist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Matthias de l'Obel

  • Mathias de l'Obel, Mathias de Lobel or Matthaeus Lobelius (1538 – 3 March 1616) was a Flemish physician and botanist who was born in Lille, Flanders, in what is now Nord-Pas de Calais, France, and died at Highgate, London, England.
  • Graduating in medicine from the University of Montpellier in 1565 he practiced medicine in the low countries and England, including positions as personal physicians to two monarchs.
  • A member of the sixteenth century Flemish School of Botany, he wrote a series of major treatises on plants in both Latin and Dutch.
  • He was the first botanist to appreciate the distinction between monocotyledons and dicotyledons.
  • The Lobelia plant is named after him.

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