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Snapshot 130: The Decorations of Brugmans. How a Professor at Leiden became a Hero at Waterloo.

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Hero of Waterloo
Sebald Justinus Brugmans (1763–1819), was Professor of Botany, Chemistry, Medicine and Natural History at Leiden University. As rector magnificus he guided his academy without too much damage through the turbulent final years of the French occupation, after Napoleon had annexed the Kingdom of Holland to the Empire (1811–1813).
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Last Modified: 19-06-2015