Ager, Nicholas

, professor of medicine and botany at Strasbourg, in the seventeenth century, was the contemporary and friend of the two learned brothers, John and Caspar Bauhin, to whom he communicated several new plants which he had discovered. In honour of him, a species of the genus Psederota, which he first. made known, was named Ageria. He was likewise eminent for his knowledge of natural philosophy and natural history in all its branches. He published “Disputatio de Zoophytis;” Strasburgh, 1625, 4to. and “De Anima Vegetativa,” ibid. 1629, 4to. Manget attributes to him a thesis “De Homine sano et de Dysenteria,1593, 4to. 2


Biographic Universelle.—Manget. Bibl.