Carl Peter Thunberg
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Carl Peter Thunberg: Born 1742 in Jönköping, Sweden, student in Uppsala 1761, took his Medicus Candidate degree 1767, studied medicine and natural history in Paris and Amsterdam 1770-72. Physician at the Dutch East Indian Company, travelled in South Africa 1772-75, Java 1775, Japan 1775-76, Sri Lanka 1777-78, botanical demonstrator 1777, and appointed e. o. professor of botany at Uppsala 1781, and professor of medicine and botany 1784, died at Thunaberg near Uppsala 1828.
Examples of Thunberg's handwriting:
Mejier, B. & Th. Westrin, red. 1914: Nordisk familjebok, konversationslexikon och realencyklopedi, Stockholm.
Sandermann Olsen, S.-E., 1997; Bibliographia discipuli Linnaei, Bibliographies of the 331 Pupils of Linnaeus., Köpenhamn.
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