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Albertus Seba

Dutch scientist

Died when: 70 years 356 days (851 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Albertus Seba

Albertus Seba (May 12, 1665, Etzel near Friedeburg – May 2, 1736, Amsterdam) was a Dutch pharmacist, zoologist and collector.Seba accumulated one of the largest cabinets of curiosities in the Netherlands during his time.

He sold one of his cabinets in 1717 to Peter the Great of Russia.His later collections were auctioned after his death.

He published descriptions of his collections in the work Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio.His early work on taxonomy and natural history influenced Linnaeus.

His painting was featured in the 2015 English paper 1 for the NSW HSC exams in Australia


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