Petrus Kirstenius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Petrus Kirstenius

German physicain and orientalist

Date of Birth: 25-Dec-1577

Place of Birth: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 05-Apr-1640

Profession: physician, linguist

Nationality: Sweden, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Petrus Kirstenius

  • Petrus Kirstenius, latinised form of Peter Kirstein (December 25, 1577 – April 5, 1640, age 62) was a physician and orientalist. He was born in Breslau (today Wroclaw, Poland).
  • He studied medicine at Jena, Basel and was the Principal of a High School in Wroclaw.
  • He held the degrees of Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy.
  • Kirstenius was interested in Oriental languages, and founded an Arabic printer of his own publishing an Arabic grammar book.
  • Later he lived in Prussia but was invited by Axel Oxenstierna to become a personal physician of Queen Christina of Sweden and Professor of Medicine at Uppsala University in 1636.
  • Petrus Kirstenius died in Uppsala. His son Johan Peter Kirstenius (1617–1682) was a fortification officer and court engineer in Sweden.

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