Sir Johan Adolph Dahlgren (1744 - c.1797)

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Birthplace: Norrkoping, Sweden
Death: Died in Oulu, Sweden
Occupation: Physician
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About Sir Johan Adolph Dahlgren

Birthplace: Norrkoping, Sweden

Occupation: Physician

A "learned and eminent physcian, leading swedish man of science, a graduate of the university of Uppsala" (Davenport, p67).

Marum. Defended 3 December 1774 by Johan Adolph Dahlgren (1744-1797). Lidén no. 175

TOPIC: On the medicinal properties of the Mediterranean shrub Teucrium marum L. (Labiatae).

There were 186 academic dissertations defended by students of Carolus Linnaeus during the period 1743–1776.

The Linnaeus Dissertations: http://tinyurl.com/yrjyda

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Memoir of John A. Dahlgren, Rear Admiral United States Navy. J.R. Osgood and Co.

Naval Officers: Their Heredity and Development By Charles Benedict Davenport

Johan Adolf Dahlgren was the son of Bernard Ebbe Dahlgren and Anna M. Neuhauser. Born in 1744 in Norrköping, a town on the Baltic coast to the southwest of Stockholm, he was educated by private tutors and then studied chemistry and pharmacy with the Admiralty chemist in Stockholm. He enrolled at the University of Uppsala on November 2, 1764, became a protégé of the famous naturalist Carolus Linnaeus, and graduated as a medical doctor in 1775. This extended course of study prepared him for the rigors of medicine, and the faculty soon held Doctor Dahlgren in great esteem. On October 14, 1789, Dahlgren was appointed Chief Physician and Assessor of the Province of Finland, where he lived out the rest of his life. Johan Adolph married Maria Rådde, the daughter of a fabric dyer Stockholm. He died on May 14, 1797 at the relatively young age of 53, “much respected by the authorities, and beloved by the poor, who in a large body followed his remains to the grave,--a civic funeral having decreed him by the town Uleåborg, where he had resided.”

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Sir Johan Adolph Dahlgren's Timeline

1744
August 1, 1744
Norrkoping, Sweden
1777
1777
Age 32
1778
1778
Age 33
1779
November 17, 1779
Age 35
Klara, Sweden
1781
1781
Age 36
1782
1782
Age 37
1784
May 12, 1784
Age 39
Klara Assembly, Sweden
1785
1785
Age 40
1797
1797
Age 52
Oulu, Sweden
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