This blog is about one of the best known scientists in the history of the world,Jan Ingenhousz.
Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz (8 December 1730 – 7 September 1799) was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist.
He is best known for discovering photosynthesis by showing that light is essential to the process by which green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration.In his lifetime he was known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.
Okay, lets be fair. He actually wasn’t a well known scientist at all and most of you(including me) probably only saw his name for the first time today, either because of this blog or more likely because Google reminded us of his Birthday today.
Photosynthesis is so essential to life on this planet that it’s…
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