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Jan Ingenhousz FRS (also Ingen-Housz, IngenHousz or Ingen Housz, 1730-99) was a doctor and researcher whose scientific work included pioneering studies of photosynthesis (9,16,17). He was elected to a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1769.
Jan Ingenhousz was born on Dec. 8, 1730, in Breda. He studied medicine at the University of Louvain and graduated in 1752. After spending some years in several European capitals in the typical 18th-century tradition, he settled in London in 1779 and worked with the celebrated naturalist John Hunter.