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Authorised form of nameMarum; Martin van (1750 - 1837)
Other forms of nameMarum, Martinus van
SurnameMarum
ForenamesMartin van
Dates1750 - 1837
Dates and placesBirth:
Delft, Netherlands (20 March 1750)
Death:
Haarlem, Netherlands (26 December 1837)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Natural philosophy, medicine, botany
Education:
MD (Groningen)
Career:
Practised medicine, Haarlem; Director of the Museum for Nautral History and Physical Instruments (1784); made electrical machines; Secretary of the Holl[?] Maatschappij van Wetenschappen, Haarlem (1795)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
19/04/1798
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
Altname from DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1838 No 35 p 99
References:
W D Hackmann, 'The Design of the Triboelectric Generators of Martinus Van Marum, FRS. A Case History of the Interaction Between England and Holland in the Field of Instrument Design in the Eighteenth Century' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 163-181
Trevor H Levere, 'Friendship and Influence: Martinus van Marum, FRS' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 113-120, plate
N G Coley, 'George Pearson MD, FRS (1751-1828): 'The greatest chemist in England'? in NR 2003 vol 57 pp
161-175
Royal Society codeNA7437
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1798/06Marum, Martin van: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/3/112Letter from Martin van Marum, Harlem, to Sir Joseph Banks12 March 1796
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