Albrecht von Haller

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Birthday
16, 1708
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 12, 1777 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1708
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 12, 1777 (69)

About

Swiss anatomist, physiologist, and writer known for his contributions to botany and the study of anatomy. He was also a poet, having translated the poetry of Ovid and Virgil.

Before Fame

When he was young, he studied a number of languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, and Latin.

Trivia

He is credited in an early homeopathic textbook for asserting that the curative abilities of medicines can best be observed by studying their affects on healthy individuals.

Family Life

Two of his sons, Albrecht and Gottlieb, also became botanists.

Associated With

He attended the prestigious University of Tübingen, where Wolfgang Kohler also attended.