Authorised form of nameBlane; Sir; Gilbert (1749 - 1834)
Dates1749 - 1834
Place of birthBlanefield, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of birth27 August 1749
Place of deathHis house in Sackville Street
Date of death27 June 1834
MD (1778, Glasgow)
Physician to the Fleet (1779-1783); Physician, St Thomas' Hospital (1783-1795); Physician Extraordinary to the Prince of Wales (1785); Physician in Ordinary to the King (George IV and William IV)
Bt 1812
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/12/1784
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1788
RelationshipsElder brother of William Blane (FRS 1795)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Date of birth from Munk's Roll
Proc Roy Soc 1834-1835 No 18 pp 303-304
Garland Cannon, 'Sir William Jones, Sir Joseph Banks, and the Royal Society' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 205-230
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
DNB gives date of death as 26 June 1834.
Royal Society codeNA8133
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1782/06Blane, Sir Gilbert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/9/163/1Paper, 'An account of the Nardus Indica or spikenard' by Gilbert Blane1760
L&P/7/189Letter, 'Of a hurricane at Barbadoes' from Gilbert Blane to John Hunter22 December 1780
L&P/9/163/2Plate, 'Nardus Indica' by Gilbert Blane1790
L&P/9/103Paper, 'Muscular motion [Croonian Lecture]' by Gilbert Blane1788
L&P/9/48Letter, 'Some particulars relative to the production of Borax' from William Blane to Gilbert Blane1787
L&P/9/163Paper, 'An account of the Nardus Indica or spikenard' by Gilbert Blane1790
EC/1784/11Blane, Sir Gilbert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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