Johann Ludwig Hannemann

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Johann Ludwig Hannemann
Born (1640-10-25)25 October 1640
Amsterdam, Republic of the United Netherlands
Died 25 October 1724(1724-10-25) (aged 84)
Kiel, Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein in Gottorp
Known for Opposing the theory of circulation
Scientific career
Fields Physician and Physicist
Institutions University of Kiel
Doctoral students Georg Gottlob Richter

Johann Ludwig Hannemann (25 October 1640 – 25 October 1724) was a professor of medicine who famously opposed the idea of the circulation of the blood. He studied the chemistry of phosphorus, gold, and hematite; wrote articles on metallurgy, botany, theology, and various medical topics. He was an adherent of the views of the ancients and pre-Renaissance alchemists. He trained his medical students according to the schools of Galen, Hippocrates, and Aristotle.

He first studied theology before studying medicine.

In 1675, he became a Full Professor at the University of Kiel.

He was the doctoral advisor of Georg Gottlob Richter. In 1680, he became a member of Leopoldina.


  • Biographie Medicale; Bayle, G.-L.; Thillaye, J. B.-J., Eds.; B. M. Israel: 1967 Reprint; pp. 184–185.
  • Jöcher's Allgemeine Gelehrten Lexicon; Johann Friedrich Gleditschen: 1750-1787; vol. 2, col 1352-1353.
  • Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte; Urban & Schwarzenberg: 1962; vol. 3, pp. 52–53.

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