Today in History - August 2nd. 1762 - Johann Jacob Scheucher

On August 2nd. 1762, Johann Jacob Scheucher was born in Zürich (Switzerland).
The young man got the chance to study @ some remarkable schools and universities
in Europe like the University of Utrecht where he finished his degree in medicine.




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Johann Jacob Scheucher became one of the most important scientists of his time.

Tsar Peter the Great of Russia offered him a position @ court, which he refused.
The scientist wrote several books.






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