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Neander, Michael

1. Dates
Born: Joachimsthal, Bohemia, 3 Apr 1529
Died: Jena, 23 Oct 1581
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 52
2. Father
Occupation: Unknown
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Joachimsthal, Bohemia
Career: Jena, Germany
Death: Jena, Germany
4. Education
Schooling: Wittenberg, M.A.; Jena, M.D.
University of Wittenberg. B.A., 1549. M.A., 1550.
University of Jena. M.D., 1558.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Lutheran
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Mathematics, Medicine
Subordinate: Astronomy
7. Means of Support
Primary: Academia
Secondary: Schoolmastering
1551-8, taught in the hohe Schule in Jena.
1558, when the school became a new Protestant university, he became a professor in the faculty of arts.
1560-81, professor of medicine, University of Jena.
8. Patronage
Type: Unknown
No university appointment was free of patronage.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: None
There is no evidence that he practiced medicine, though in honesty I find it almost impossible to doubt.
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
  1. R. Hoche, Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 23, 340.
  2. Jöcher, Christian Gottlob Joecher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexicon (Leipzig, 1750-1751; repr., Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 3, 840. Johann Christoph Adelung, Forsetzungen und Ergaenzungen zu Christian Gottlieb Joechers allgemeinem Gelehrten-Lexicon (Leipzig, 1784-1897; repr. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 5, 429.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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