He described the Ginkgo in his work “Amoenitatum Exoticarum” (Lemgo, ). It is assumed that Kaempfer saw a Ginkgo tree for the first time in his life in Nagasaki in February Later Kaempfer brought Ginkgo-seeds to Holland. KAEMPFER, ENGELBERT, German physician and traveler to Russia, the Orient, and the Far East (b. Lemgo, Westphalia, 16 September ;. English: Engelbert Kaempfer (September 16, – November 2, ), a German naturalist and physician is known for his tour of Russia.

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First editions of the new work edition were published in the same year. The detailed information Kaempfer brought back from his trip to Japan was sensational in its wealth and accuracy. During his stay in Japan, Kaempfer’s tact, diplomacy and medical skill overcame the cultural reserve of the Japanese. The Japanese, however, had great respect for and curiosity about European physicians.

Idem and Derek Massarella, eds. From Shemakha in Shirvanhe made an expedition to the Baku peninsulabeing perhaps the first modern scientist to visit the ‘fields of eternal fire’ around Baku.

Here Fabritius had to negotiate the terms for the storage of the materials bought for Persia. That he was an inveterate traveler is evident in his schooling. He reached new heights in describing foreign cultures.

He had clearly intended to provide a description of his travels that would provide more detailed information kaempfr those already furnished by his predecessors. Zijn verslagen worden beschouwd als de belangrijkste 18e-eeuwse Europese bronnen over Japan. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat The mandatory annual trips, which took one month each, kept the Japanese rulers informed of Europe and its civilization.

Upon my arrival he was appointed to wait on me as my servant, and at the same time to be instructed by me in Physick medicine and surgery.

Engelbert Kaempfer 1651–1716: a biography

He did not return to Sweden with the embassy, kaempver joined a fleet of the Dutch East India Company stationed kamepfer the Persian Gulf as a physician. He then traveled to Poland and Prussia, where he pursued the life of a wandering student, moving from one university to another and focusing mainly on medicine and foreign languages.


His manuscripts in the British Library reveal how intensively he tried to understand the plan of the Persian capital. Detlef Haberland Originally Published: Peter Hogg, London, [enlarged and revised tr. In Japan adopted a foreign relations policy of seclusion Sakoku that was in force until Inat age 32, he managed to be engaged as secretary to the Royal Swedish Ambassador Extraordinary on a special mission to Persia, where he stayed until Media in category “Engelbert Kaempfer” The following 27 files are in this category, out of 27 total.

During his youth he was witnessing witch hunts which left a deep impression about human behavior. Ferrum New Publication e-periodica. In he arrived in Amsterdam.

The revised edition by Beatrice Bodart-Bailey contains most of the important descriptions and comments and is very easy to read.

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Engelbert Kaempfer – Wikipedia

His History of Japanpublished posthumously inwas the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th century. With the publication of Kaempfer’s influential and popular book in the Western world understood, for the first time, the connection between soybeans and soyfoods Hymowitza.

Most important, as Kaempfer describes it in his History of Japanhe won the friendship and assistance of a discreet young man, by whose means I was richly supplied with whatever notice I wanted, concerning the affairs of Japan. Photographs not to be reproduced without written authorization. During the remaining four years of his life he was not able to find a publisher for his manuscripts.

He conducted extensive studies on local plants, many of which were published in his “Flora Japonica” part of Amoenitatum Exoticarum. He brought some Ginkgo seeds back that were planted in the botanical garden in Utrecht.

He was awarded a medical degree at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. The history of Japan: Kaempfer’s original manuscripts are held by the British Library. Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and naturalist, known for his tour of Persia, Indonesia, and Japan between andwrote two books about his travels.


Since Scheuchzer was not a native English speaker, he often had to ask for advice. Views View Edit History. Based on his experience since childhood he was able to judge things for what they were and his original notes were not influenced by religious thinking prevalent at the time.

Even though the Shogunate government at the time was bent on not allowing any information on Japan to reach foreigners it was strictly forbidden to make sketches on any military and other important buildingsKaempfer made drawings to which he added the descriptions in Arabic and got away with it.

Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. He wrote two books about his travels. Kaempfer paid him a handsome salary and taught him everything he wanted to know; in return the young man brought Kaempfer every book he wanted and answered his many questions.

A rough list gives an impression of his persevering diligence: Kaempfer Part 1 2. A life of the author is prefixed to the History.

Engelbert Kaempfer: The History of Japan () – Eisenbibliothek

Muntschick, Wiesbaden, [contains the fifth part of the Amoenitates ]. As early asthe Philosophical Transactions No. The embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court.

In he got his chance to go to Japan where he stayed in Nagasaki until Privacy Policy Add Comment. The fruits of this travel are detailed descriptions of various sites in the second part of the Amoenitates: Geschichte und Beschreibung von Japan. Today most of his archives are preserved in the British Egelbert, the British Museum, and the Natural History Museum in London, except for a few documents scattered in various locations engelbdrt England and Germany Bonn,