Olaus Rudbeck, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Olaus Rudbeck

Swedish architect

Date of Birth: 13-Sep-1630

Place of Birth: Västerås, Västmanland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 12-Dec-1702

Profession: astronomer, writer, physician, architect, historian, university teacher, botanist, archaeologist, anatomist

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Olaus Rudbeck

  • Olaus Rudbeck (also known as Olof Rudbeck the Elder, to distinguish him from his son, and occasionally with the surname Latinized as Olaus Rudbeckius) (12 December 1630 – 17 September 1702) 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.
  • He established the first botanical garden in Sweden at Uppsala, called Rudbeck's Garden, but which was renamed a hundred years later for his son's student, the botanist Carl Linnaeus.

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