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Sir Johan Adolph Dahlgren

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Norrkoping, Sweden
Death: circa 1797 (48-56)
Oulu, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Berndt Ebbe Dahlgren and Margareta Dahlgren
Husband of Maria Catherina Radde
Father of Catherina Marguerita Dahlgren; Johan Abraham Dahlgren; Sir Carl Adolph Dahlgren; Maria Sophia Dahlgren; Johan Ebbe Dahlgren and 2 others
Brother of Gustav Ulric Dahlgren; Carl Theodore Dahlgren and Gustaf Aeyidius Dahlgren
Half brother of Anna Louisa Dahlgren

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:

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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

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