Camerarius (Camerer), Rudolf Jakob
- 1. Dates
- Born: Tübingen, Germany, 12 Feb 1665
- Died: Tübingen, Germany, 11 Sep 1721
- Dateinfo: Dates Certain
- 2. Father
- Occupation: A Professor Of Medicine
- I assume that all such are at least prosperous.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: German
- Career: German
- Death: German
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Tübingen, M.A., M.D.
- Tübingen university: studied philosophy and medicine. BA 1679, MA 1682, (Studienreise 1685-7), MD 1687.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Lutheran (assumed)
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Botany
- Subordinate: Medicine
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: 7. Support: Academic Position
- 1688, appointed extraordinary professor of medicine and director of botanical garden at Tübingen.
- 1689-95, Professor of physik.
- 1695, father died, C. succeeded him as full professor and first professor of the University; when he died in 1721, his son succeeded him.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: Court Official
- The family succession in the university is inconceivable without the patronage of the ruling family of Wurtemberg. As I find further, it was a literal academic dynasty--every generation and every in-law.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Type: Medicine
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Informal: corresponded with Michael Bernhard Valentini, a professor at Giessen.
- K. Mägdefrau, Geschichte der Botanik, (Stuttgart, 1973), pp. 108 - 11. -- Bio Lib QK 26 . M 184 J. Mayerhöfer, Lexikon der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, 1, (Vienna, 1958), 595. -- Stacks Q 125 . L 58 -- nothing new J. Sachs, Geschichte der Botanik, (Munich, 1875), pp. 416-21. -- QK 15 . S 118 -- primarily about his science Neue Deutsche Biographie.
- Not Available and Not Consulted
- Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon ..., 1, (1929), 808-809, and supp.
- (1935) 155.
- World Who's Who in Science, Chicago, 1968, p. 291.
- Alexander Camerarius, "Memoria Camerariana comprehendens programma funebre B. Rud. Jac. Camerarii," in Acta physico-medica exhibentia ephemerides, 1, (1727), pp. 165-83.
- L. W. O. Camerer and J. F. W. Camerer, Geschichte der Tübinger Familie Camerer 1503 - 1903, (Tübingen, 1903).
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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