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Large_placeholder_br van Helmont at place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains

Statue: van Helmont at place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains

Born Brussels in 1579
Died Brussels in 1644
Chemist, physiologist, doctor and philosopher. He was one of the promoters of modern science.

Original inscription:

{On the plinth at the front:}
JEAN-BAPTISTE
VAN HELMONT

{On the plinth right-hand side:}
NÉ A BRUXELLES EN 1579
MORT A BRUXELLES EN 1644.
CHIMISTE PHYSIOLOGISTE
MEDECIN ET PHILOSOPHE
IL FUT UN DES PROMOTEURS DE
LA SCIENCE MODERNE.

Marble statue inaugurated 15 May 1889. As well as adding graffiti the local activists have removed a number of the letters from the text. However, at the time of writing, enough letters remain for the full text to be reconstructed. (This is like living archaeology.)

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Jean-Baptiste van Helmont

Flemish chemist, physiologist and physician. Amongst his many scientific achi...

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