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Resources with Sparrman, Anders (102)

Sparrman, Anders, 1748-1820



Natural scientist, Explorer, Physician, naturforskare

Living period

Born 1748
Death 1820 in Stockholm




Naturforskare. Åren 1772-75 deltog han som naturalhistoriker på James Cooks resor i Stilla havet och Södra ishavet och fortsatte därefter sina undersökningar i Kaplandet (Sydafrika). Efter hemkomsten med rika, främst zoologiska samlingar (nu i Naturhistoriska riksmuseet), var S. föreståndare för Vetenskapsakademiens naturaliekabinett 1777-98. Professor vid Collegium Medicum från 1790. Naturalist, physician and traveller. Disciple of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China and in 1772 to the Cape of Good Hope, where he served as a tutor. Later the same year, Sparrman went on James Cook´s second voyage as assistant naturalist to Johann Reinhold Forster and his son Johan Georg Adam Forster. After his return to Sweden in 1776 he was appointed keeper of the natural historical collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1780. In 1787 he participated in an expedition to West Africa. Practicing physician in Stockholm. Author of several works, the best known of which is his account of his travels in South Africa and with Cook. Son of Brita and Eric Sparrman. Correspondent of Linnaeus.




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