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 Peter Christian Abildgaard

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Peter Christian Abildgaard

Birth
Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 21 Jan 1801 (aged 60)
Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 57021113 View Source

Danish physician, M.D. He studied at the Metropolitan School, but was taken out of father Soren Abildgaard, as there was money to enable him to read on. Instead, he was put in pharmacy education, and was able to learn chemistry, and after five years, he was able get in at Copenhagen University, where he studied medicine. He was selected, together with two other medical students, to be sent to France, for King Frederick, to study at the city's veterinary school to learn to deal with the rampant cattle diseases. At Struensee call he founded in 1773 at Christian's Veterinary School, which is one of Europe's oldest and first library consisted of Abildgaard's own book collection. In 1858 the school was moved to Frederiksberg, and the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, who is now Faculty of Life Sciences at Copenhagen University, where teaching in both veterinary and agriculture. In 1789, he founded the "Natural History Society". From 1774-78 he was president of the Royal Agricultural Society. He designed a balloon, which was set up in 1784 and in 1799 he made the first a mineralogical - chemical study of the Greenland cryolite, which was fundamental to later industrial exploitation.

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