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Koenig, Emanuel

1. Dates
Born: Basel, 1 Nov 1658
Died: Basel, 30 Jul 1731
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 73
2. Father
Occupation: Pub
His father was a bookseller.
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Basel, Switzerland
Career: Basel, Switzerland
Death: Basel, Switzerland
4. Education
Schooling: Basel, M.A., M.D.
Until 1674, he attended the Gymnasium at Basel.
1677, received his M.A. from the University of Basel. I assume there was a B.A.
1682, received his M.D. from the University of Basel.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Calvinist (assumed)
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Medicine, Natural History
7. Means of Support
Primary: Academia
He travelled for a number of years in France and Italy.
1695-1703, professor of Greek, University of Basel.
1703-1711, professor of natural philosophy, University of Basel.
1711-, professor of theoretical medicine, University of Basel.
8. Patronage
Types: Unknown, Scientist
Those academic positions were not obtained without patronage.
Through the efforts of his friend Georg Wolfgang Wedel, professor of medicine at Jena, he was admitted into the Accademia Natureae Curiosorum.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: Medicine
10. Scientific Societies
Membership: Academia Leopoldina
1682, he became a member of the Accademia Naturae Curiosorum (after 1687, the Accademia Caesarae Leopoldina), taking the name "Avicenna."
  1. Christian Gottlob Joecher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon (Leipzig, 1750-1751; repr., Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 2, 2136. Johann Christoph Adelung, Forsetzungen und Ergaenzungen zu Christian Gottlieb Joechers allgemeinem Gelehrten-Lexicon (Leipzig, 1784-1897; repr. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 3, 641-3.
  2. Hoefer, Nouvelle biographie generale (Paris, 1857-1866), 28, 7-8.
  3. [Ref. CT143.H6 v.28]
  4. Partington, 2, 318, 616, 713-14.
  5. Thorndike, esp. 7, 43-7.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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