Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio ˜deœ 1737-1799

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Dates:
Birth 1737-11-21
Death 1799-02-02

Biographical notes:

Priest and noted scientist who enjoyed great renown even in European scientific circles as a correspondent member of the French Academy of Sciences.

From the description of Memoria acerca de la seda silvestre de la nueva España : se describen los gusanos que la producen, los árboles en que la disponen y utilidades que la nación lograxá siempre que se fomente este vamo de comercio / [José de Alzate]. [1790] (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 460724439

Mexican priest and natural scientist.

Although he studied theology and took his vows in 1756, Alzate spent his time studying and experimenting in mathematics, medicine, and natural sciences. He published a series of periodicals, including Gazetas de literatura, in which were reviewed and discussed current scientific questions and discoveries. He was a member of many scientific societies, and the National Academy of Sciences of Mexico was founded in his honor.

From the description of Memoria sobre la naturaleza, cultivo, y beneficio de la grana ... 1777. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32679562

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Subjects:

  • Sericulture
  • Nopalea cochinellifera
  • Cochineal insect
  • Science
  • Dyes and dyeing--Early works to 1800
  • Cochineal insect--Mexico
  • Cochineal
  • Manuscripts, Spanish

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  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Mexico--Mexico City (as recorded)