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Last NameGesner / Gessner    
Given NameKonrad     
alt. NamesK. G. ; Conrad Gesner / Geßner / Conradus Gesnerus / bot. monogr. GESNER ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1516 in Zurich    
Year died1565    
Place of deathZurich    
Father's occupationson of a Zurich furrier (1xxx-1531) with many children & little money    
Relatives    
Educationclassical educ., cont.studies at Bourges, Paris, Strassburg &Basle, becomes teacher, 1537 Prof. of Greek in Lausanne; 1554ff. city physician in Zurich    
Country of ActivitySwitzerland    
Worked forOpera botanica (1500 ill.); Historia animalium (4 v.1587; Quadrupedes vivipares 1551; Quadrupedes ovipares 1554; Appendix quadrupedum uiuiparorum et ouiparorum, 1554; Avium natura 1555; Piscium & aquatilium animantium natura 1558; Thierbuch 1565; Historia Plantarum 1587; De rerum fossilium 1565    
PatronageZurich city council; lecturer in physics at the Carolinum, precursor of Univ. Zurich; catholic Kaiser Ferdinand I;     
Collaboratorsdraughtsmen ->John Caius, ->Thomas Penny, ->Cornelius Sittardus; -> Hans Asper & -> Lucas Schan; G housed draughtsmen & woodcutters continuously    
Techniqueszoological & botanical drawing & hand-coloring; watercolor;     
Sample(s)http://picturingscience.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/iii-c-22-110.jpg ; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Von_dem_Straussen.jpg ;     
Archival sourcesNatural History Museum Basel; Univ.Amsterdam spec. coll.: http://picturingscience.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/florike-egmond-on-re-discovering-gessner/     
Published sourceswiki; Langer 1978: 362f; Wilson 1994:23f.; Falk 2004: 207; Hans Fischer: Universalgelehrter, Naturforscher, Arzt, Zurich 1967;CM Pyle: Arch. Natural Hist. 27 (2000):175–86; Florike Egmond: Jour. Hist. Collections 24,3(2012); Damkaer 2002: 15-16; Dopplereffekt 2010: 24f., 139ff.; Davidson 2008: 8-10; Kusukawa 2012; Paul Leeman-van Elck: Der Buchschmuck in Konrad Gessners naturgeschichtlichen Werken, Bern 1935 & Der Schweizer Sammler und Familienforscher 8 (1934): 180-5, 212-8, 246-253, 290-8; Kury 2014: 58    
otherphysician, naturalist & philologist; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conrad_Gesner_-_Conradi_Gesneri_Historia_plantarum_Walderbeere.jpg #; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Conrad_Gesner_-_Quadrupedibus.jpg ; mineral collection is now housed at Natural History Museum, Basel    
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