Siebold Philipp Franz von 1796-1866

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German physician, explorer, and scientist.

From the description of Papers of Philipp Franz von Siebold, 1609-1927 (bulk 1820-1860). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709407

Biographical Note

  • 1796, Feb.17: Born, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1815: Began study of medicine, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1820: Became doctor of medicine
  • 1822: Entered Dutch military service as a army medical officer and developed interest in sea fauna
  • 1823: As part of a Dutch legation, became resident physician on Deshima island, near Nagasaki, Japan; began collecting data on its environment, history, culture, and language
  • 1829: Expelled from Japan
  • 1830: Returned to Europe
  • 1833 - 1841 : Published Bibliotheca Japonica co-authored by Joseph Hoffmann and Kuo Cheng-Chang, a Javanese of Chinese extraction, who had journeyed with Siebold from Batavia to Japan
  • 1859 - 1862 : Returned to Japan, where he promoted the introduction of European science
  • 1862: Returned to Europe
  • 1866, Oct. 18: Died, Munich, Germany

From the guide to the Philipp Franz von Siebold Papers, 1609-1927, (bulk 1820-1860), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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associatedWith Gray, John Edward person
associatedWith Kongelige Nordiske oldskriftselskab (Denmark) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Melle, Peter Jacobus, 1891-1953. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Japan
Japan
Taiwan
Korea.
Taiwan.
Korea
Subject
Zoology
Botany
Science--History--19th century
Geology
Japanologists--Germany
Animals--Japan
Botany--Japan
Meteorology
Meteorology--Japan
Geology--Japan
Germans--Japan
Plants--Japan
Zoology--Japan
Occupation
Explorers
Physicians
Scientists
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Birth 1796-02-17

Death 1866-10-18

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German

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