Search   
 
 
 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Status

Last Name
Nationality
Active
Sort
Selected
 
Find:

Cross-listed in Writers

Louis-Elisabeth de La Vergne de Tressan

aka: Louis-Élisabeth
borndied
1705, Nov 41783, Oct 31
a French soldier, physician, scientist, medievalist and writer, best known for his adaptations of "romans chevaleresques" of the Middle Ages, which contributed to the rise of the Troubadour style in the French arts. A friend of Voltaire and Buffon, he frequented th...
more
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Writers

Bernardino de Laredo

borndied
14821540
a physician and Franciscan mystical writer. Laredo has left us three works. He wrote two medical works in Castilian, but with Latin titles: Metaphora medicinae (Seville 1522 and 1536) and Modus faciendi cum ordine medicandi (Seville 1527, 1534, 1542, 1627). He is most remembered, though, for his spiritual treatise entitled Ascent of Mount Sion (Subida del Mo...
more
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Writers

Jean Baptiste Lefebvre de Villebrune

borndied
17321809, Oct 7
a French philologist, physician and translator. He was born in Senlis, Oise, and died in Angoulême. There is very little additional information about the details of his life. He also translated from ancient Greek, Latin, Spanish, English, German and various Eastern languages ??into French. He was appointed professor of Hebrew and Syriac at the College de Fr...
more
Links (1)


James Lind

borndied
1716, Oct 41794, Jul 13
a Scottish physician. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy. He argued for the health benefits of better ventilation aboard naval ships, the improved cleanliness of sailors' bodies, clothing and bedding, and below-deck fumigation with sulphur a...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Cross-listed in PiratesWriters

Thomas Lodge

borndied
15581625
an English physician and author during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Lodge, disregarding the wishes of his family, took up literature. When the penitent Stephen Gosson had (in 1579) published his Schoole of Abuse, Lodge responded with Defence of Poetry, Music and Stage Plays (1579 or 1580), which shows a certain restraint, though both forceful and le...
more
Links (1)Notes (1)


Crawford Long

borndied
1815, Nov 11878, Jun 16
an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled sulfuric ether as an anesthetic. After observing the same physiological effects with diethyl ether ("ether") that Humphry Davy had described for nitrous oxide in 1800, Long used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to remove a tumor from the neck of a patient, James M. Venable. ...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Cross-listed in Writers

Elias Lonnrot

aka: Lönnrot
borndied
1802, Apr 91884, Mar 19
a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for creating the Finnish national epic, Kalevala, (1835, enlarged 1849), from short ballads and lyric poems gathered from the Finnish oral tradition during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Cross-listed in WritersInventors

Antoine Louis

borndied
1723, Feb 131792, May 20
an 18th-century French surgeon and physiologist. Louis is credited with designing a prototype of the guillotine. For a period of time after its invention, the guillotine was called a louisette. However, it was later named after French physician Joseph Ignace Guillotin (1738–1814), who advocated a more humane method of capital punishment.
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Commerce

Jacob Lumbrozo

borndied
unknown1665/66
a Portuguese-born physician, farmer, and trader resident in the British colony of Maryland in the middle of the 17th century. He is the first Jewish resident of Maryland who can be identified by documentary evidence. Born in Portugal, Lumbrozo moved to Holland, and ultimately established himself in Maryland on January 24, 1656. His arrival formed, directly o...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)

Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-19 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.
ref:T5-S50-P1113-C-M