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Flemish physician and botanist. Lille, 1538 — Highgate (London), 3 March 1616. After having visited Germany and Italy, he was registered on 22 May 1565 at the University of Montpellier, where he became a pupil of Rondelet and a friend of Petrus Pena, and where very likely he obtained his degree of doctor of medicine. Anyway, his interests in botany originated in Montpellier and with Pena he herborized in the Provence and the Cévennes. About 1569 he was in England, where in 1571 appeared his first study, the Stirpium adversaria nova. In 1571 or shortly afterwards he must have returned…

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“LOBELIUS (DE L’OBEL, DE LOBEL), Mathias”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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