Belsazar Hacquet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Belsazar Hacquet

naturalist

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1739

Place of Birth: Le Conquet, Brittany, France

Date of Death: 10-Jan-1815

Profession: naturalist, geologist, chemist, surgeon, university teacher, botanist, mycologist, anatomist

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Belsazar Hacquet

  • Belsazar de la Motte Hacquet (also Balthasar or Balthazar Hacquet) (c.
  • 1739 – January 10, 1815) was a Carniolan physician of French descent in the Enlightenment Era.
  • He was a war surgeon, a surgeon in the mining town of Idrija, and a professor of anatomy and surgery in Laibach (now Ljubljana).
  • He researched the geology and botany of Carniola, Istria, and nearby places, and was the first explorer of the Julian Alps.
  • He also did ethnographical work among the South Slavic peoples, particularly among the Slovene-speaking population.
  • He self-identified primarily as a chemist and introduced the methods of chemical analysis to Carniola.

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