Jan Ingenhousz

Joannes Ingenhousz (1730 - 1799)

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Joannes (Jan) Ingenhousz
Born in Breda, North Brabant, Netherlandsmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Calne, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Biography

Joannes Ingenhousz was born around 1730 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland. His parents were Arnoldus Ingenhousz and Maria Beckers. He was baptised on 8th December 1730 in Breda[1] He died on September 07, 1799 in Calne, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England, [2][3] he was buried on the 9th of September in the St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard[4]


He was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for discovering photosynthesis by showing that light is essential to the process by which green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. In his lifetime he was best known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.

Sources

  1. "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL6S-N8CK : 23 August 2017), Joannes Ingenhousz, Baptism 08 Dec 1730, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland; from database, openarchives (https://www.openarch.nl : 2016); citing Archiefnaam: Collectie DTB Breda, Bron: boek, Deel: 9, Periode: 1701-1757, archive CB, inventory number 9, folio 186; Archiefnaam: Collectie DTB Breda, Bron: boek, Deel: 9, Periode: 1701-1757; Stadsarchief Breda.
  2. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-HBZV : 13 December 2015), Jan Ingen-Housz, 1799; Burial, Calne, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England, Calne, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard; citing record ID 29900732, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL25-P5GM : 12 September 2017), Jan Ingenhousz, 1799; Burial, Calne, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England, St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard; citing record ID 182464890, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J88L-WQ2 : 24 December 2014), Jno. Ingenhosing, burial 09 Sep 1799; citing Calne, Wiltshire, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,279,383.


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