Dr Jan Ingenhousz FRS

Died aged c. 69

Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS (December 8, 1730 – September 7, 1799) was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for showing that light is essential to photosynthesis and thus having discovered photosynthesis. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. In his lifetime he was best known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.

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Dr. Jan Ingen Housz 1730-1799 The Dutch physician and scientist discovered photosynthesis in 1779. He died at Bowood and is buried in St. Mary's church

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