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SwedishBorn Anders SPARRMAN

Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus

Born on February 27, 1748 in Tensta, Uppsala , Sweden

Died on August 9, 1820 in Stockholm , Sweden

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Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg.

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