Place, Thomas

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Place, Thomas Gender: M
born on 13 December 1842 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Zeist, Netherlands, 52n05, 5e15
Timezone LMT m5e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°35' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°48 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°04'


Dutch physician and physiologist.

Place dissertated on 29 June 1867 under Frans Donders, who called him his best pupil. It was a study of the the propagation of the contraction gulf of voluntary muscles in frogs. He first assisted the biochemist prof Adriaan Heynsius in Leiden.

On 15 June 1871 he was appointed professor of physiology in Amsterdam (UvA). On 2 October 1871 he held the inaugural speech "De descendentie-leer". He held the job from 1 October 1871 till 15 October 1877. On 15 October 1877, he started as professor of physiology and histology in Amsterdam (appointed Sept 12, 1871). He retired on 21 September 1909, because of health reasons.

Place did not publish a lot, but had many students.

He died 22 August 1911 in Amsterdam.


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Donders, Frans (born 27 May 1818). Notes: his promotor
  • (has as) student relationship with Eijkman, Christiaan (born 11 August 1858). Notes: his promotor
  • (has as) student relationship with Zeeman, W.P.C. (born 25 July 1879). Notes: his promotor


  • Work : Gain social status 15 June 1871 in Amsterdam (appointed professor of physiology)
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  • Work : Retired 21 September 1909 in Amsterdam (for health reasons)
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Source Notes

Svi retrieved 13 December 1842 11 PM from the municipal archive of Zeist.

The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Thomas Place


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (professor of physiology and histology)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (physiologist)