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Authorised form of nameDillenius; Joannes Jacobus (1687 - 1747)
Other forms of nameDillenius, John James
Dillenius, Johann Jacob
SurnameDillenius
ForenamesJoannes Jacobus
Dates1687 - 1747
NationalityGerman
Dates and placesBirth:
Darmstadt, Germany (1687)
Death:
Oxford (02 April 1747)
Burial:
St Peter's-in-the-East, Oxford
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Botany
Education:
Giessen; MD (1713). St John's College, Oxford; MD (1735)
Career:
Practised in Grunberg, Upper Hesse; Town Physician of Giessen; invited to England by William Sherard (FRS 1720) (1721); stayed in Oxford and London with Sherard and at Eltham with his brother, James Sherard (FRS 1706); first Professor of Botany at Oxford (1728) by the bequest of William Sherard; Carl Linnaeus (FRS 1753) visited him at Oxford (1736); died of apoplexy
Memberships:
Academia Naturae Curiosorum Germaniae
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
25/06/1724
Council:
For Sec 1728-1747
RelationshipsSon of [...] Dillen or Dillenius, Professor of Medicine at Giessen, and his wife, a daughter of Daniel Funk
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Foster; DBE
Authority:
First Altname from DNB, second from DSB
Royal Society codeNA7315
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
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