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Darwin-L Message Log 5:218 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:218>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Sun Jan 30 15:37:49 1994

Date: Sun, 30 Jan 1994 16:48:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: January 30 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

JANUARY 30 -- TODAY IN THE HISTORICAL SCIENCES

1707: GEORG DIONYSIUS EHRET is born at Heidelberg, Germany.  Apprenticed to
his uncle as a gardener, the young Ehret will travel widely in Germany and
will come to know many of the country's leading horticulturalists.  His skill
as an artist will bring him to the attention of the botanist Christoph Jacob
Trew, under whose patronage Ehret will travel around Europe collecting and
illustrating plants and increasing his circle of supporters.  Ehret will be
employed by Linnaeus in 1737 to illustrate the _Hortus Cliffortianus_, and
will work for a time in the botanical garden at Oxford University after his
emigration to England in 1740.  He will be elected to the Royal Society of
London in 1757, and Linnaeus will name the genus _Ehretia_ in his honor.

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