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Gesner, Conrad

Born: 1516 AD
Died: 1565 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: Swiss
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1516 - Born and educated in Zürich on the 26th of March.

1532-1533 - He was enabled to continue his studies at the universities of Strassburg and Bourges.

1536 - His friends again came to his aid, enabled him to study at Basel.

1537 - Obtained for him the professorship of Greek at the newly founded academy of Lausanne.

1540 - He visited the famous medical university of Montpellier.

1541 - He took his degree of doctor of medicine at Basel, and then settled down to practise at Zürich, where he obtained the post of lecturer in physics at the Carolinum.

1555 - Gessner issued his narrative of his excursion to the Gnepfstein, the lowest point in the Pilatus chain.

1565 - Died onthe 13th of December.


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