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Last NameClusius / Ecluse    
Given NameCharles / Carolus    
alt. NamesC. C. ; Charles de l’Écluse ;    
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Year born1526 in Arras, then Flanders, nowadays Belgium    
Year died1609    
Place of deathLeiden, Netherlands    
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Educationstudied law & philosophy, initially at Univ.Ghent, since 1546 at Univ. Louvain, then Marburg, 1549 Wittenberg, 1551-54 natural history in Montpellier    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forRariorum plantarum historia / Fungorum in Pannoniis observatorum brevis historia. Exoticorum libri decem: quibus animalium, plantarum, aromatum, aliorumque peregrinorum fructuum historiæ discribuntur (Antwerpen 1601) ; Exoticorum (1605) ;    
Patronage1573-1576 court botanist of Maximilian II & Rudolf II in Vienna ; in 1564, he accompanied Johann Jacob Fugger 1516–1575 to Spain & collected plants    
Collaboratorsxylographer ->G. Kampen ;    
Techniquesbotanical, mycological, zoological, and ichthological drawing and watercolour ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clusius.png ; http://caliban.mpipz.mpg.de/ecluse/index.html ;    
Archival sourceswww.nieuws.leidenuniv.nl/boeken/achtergrond-collectie-laat-zich-lastig-onderzoeken num-scd-ulp.u-strasbg.fr:8080/view/authors/L=27=C9cluse,_Charles_de    
Published sourcesADB 4 1876: 349-51; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Stephan A. Aumüller & Jozsef Jeanplong (ed.): Fungorum in Pannoniis observatorum Brevis Historia et Codex Clusii (Graz 1983); Florike Egmond: The World of Carolus Clusius. Natural History in the Making, (2010); Heinrich Dörfelt: Geschichte der Mykologie (1998); Kury 2014: 49, 60-63    
otherAlso active as prof. of botany in Jena, Franfort on Main, & Leiden, where he also founded the Hortus Academicus; s.a. Florike Egmond: Curious Fish, Early Modern Zoology, 2009: 245-272;    
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