Göran ROTHMAN, Place of Death - Stockholm, Sweden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
N 59° 19.628 E 018° 03.368
34V E 332510 N 6580181
Quick Description: Göran Rothman, apostle of Carl Linnaeus, died 1778 at the age of 39 years in Stockholm. Monuments are unknown.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date Posted: 12/7/2020 7:20:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM13G80
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Elritsa
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Long Description:
Sadly no monuments of Göran Rothman are known so I chose the Stockholm City Hall (Swedish: Stockholms stadshus or Stadshuset locally), the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. From the tower you have a wonderful view over the city of Stockholm.

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"Göran (Georg) Rothman (30 November 1739, in Husebybruk, Småland, Sweden – 3 December 1778, in Stockholm), was a Swedish naturalist, physician and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. The standard author abbreviation Rothman is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

His father, Johan Stensson Rothman, was a teacher of Logic and Physics at a grammar school in Växjö, the same school that Carl von Linne attended. Their good relationship dated back to that period. Göran Rothman studied at Uppsala University from 1757 and graduated under Carl von Linne. On 27 May 1763 he defended a dissertation on the disease Raphania (ergotism), thought by Linnaeus to be caused by eating bread from freshly harvested grain and wrongly ascribed to the presence of seed of Raphanus raphanistrum L., the common radish.

In 1765 he carried out research on the Åland Islands and from 1773 to 1776 in Libya and Tunisia. On his return he practised as physician in Stockholm.

He was notable for his translations of Voltaire (1694–1778) and Alexander Pope (1688–1744) into Swedish. The plant genus Rothmannia was named after him by his friend, the Swedish botanist Carl Peter Thunberg." Wikipedia

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"Göran Rothman, född 30 november 1739 på Husebybruk i Skatelövs socken, Småland, död 4 december 1778 i Stockholm, var en svensk läkare, botanist och översättare, lärjunge till Carl von Linné. Han var son till provinsialläkaren och lektorn vid Växjö gymnasium Johan Stensson Rothman och Anna Elisabeth Rudebeck. Fadern var Linnés lärare i Växjö.

Han skrevs in vid Uppsala universitet 1757 och blev fil. kand. där 1764 och promoverades till fil. mag. 1761 och till med. dr 1763. Han var därefter verksam som läkare i Stockholm och en period på Åland. Han var sekreterare i Collegium medicum 1766-1773 och karantänsläkare 1770-1772. Rothman har vid sidan av sin läkarpraktik översatt skrifter av Voltaire (1694-1778) och Alexander Pope (1688-1744)." Wikipedia (visit link)
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