- 1. Dates
- Born: Middleburg, ca. 19 March 1617
- Died: Middleburg, Feb. 1668
- Dateinfo: Birth Uncertain
- Lifespan: 51
- 2. Father
- Occupation: No Good Information. Meertens Says A Burger Family
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Dutch
- Career: Dutch
- Death: Dutch
- 4. Education
- Schooling: No University
- Probably not even a secondary education; he did not know Latin. Certainly no university education.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Calvinist assumed.
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Entomology
- He was the first to write on the insects of the Netherlands, based on first hand observation, following the life cycles of insects. Published in Metamorphosis naturalis, 3 vols. (1662- 9).
- He apparently had some knowledge of chemistry and of pharmacology, but there is no evidence of contributions to these fields.
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Artisan
- After some hesitation, I take artisan as the best category. Goedaert is remembered primarily as a painter, especially in watercolors, of birds and insects. In the absence of other comment, I take this to have been his livelihood.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: None
- No information.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Type: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- P.J. Meertens, Letterkundige leven in Zeeland in die zestiende en de eerste helft des seventiende eeuw, (Amsterdam, 1943), pp. 440-1.
- Nieuw Nederlandsch Biographisch Woordenboek.
- A. Schierbeek, Schouwburg der dieren, (The Hague, 1943), pp. 122- 7.
- Not Available and Not Consulted
- F. Nagtglas, Levensberichten van Zeeuwen, (Middleburg, 1890-3), pp. 267-8.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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