Jean Bauhin

Jean Bauhin (24 August 1511 – 23 January 1582) was a French physician. He was born in Amiens, France and died in Basel, Switzerland, where he had to relocate after converting to Protestantism.[1]

He was the physician to Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre.

He had three sons, two of whom were also physicians and notable botanists: Johann Bauhin (also known as Jean Bauhin, 1541–1613) and Gaspard Bauhin (Caspar Bauhin, 1560–1624).[2]

Jean Bauhin
Born24 August 1511
Died23 January 1582 (aged 70)
Scientific career


  1. ^ Jean Bauhin, (Franche-Comté) (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  • Carl Jessen (1875), "Bauhin, Jean", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 2, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, p. 149

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