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Monday, July 10, 2017

Eva Ekeblad Remembered on her 293rd Birthday!

Eva Ekeblad Remembered on her 293rd Birthday!

Google Doodled Eva Ekeblad today to celebrate her  293rd Birthday. Eva Ekeblad, née Eva De la Gardie, was a Swedish agronomist, scientist, Salonist and noble. Her best-known discovery was how to make flour and alcohol out of potatoes. She was the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 
Born: 10 July 1724, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 15 May 1786, Lidköping, Sweden
Children: Ulrika Fock Ekeblad, Agneta Sofia Ekeblad, ...
Books: Children, learning, numbers
Parents: Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Hedvig Catharina De la Gardie
Siblings: Hedvig Catharina von Fersen, Carl Julius De la Gardie....

The importance of the Remembrance is not only for her Birthday but for the cause of her invention which was that the Swedish Scientist brought Potatoes, and the Greenhouse curiosity to the inhabitants. She further discovered through her research the value of starch and how though very simple and humble it had the might to allow her to help in reducing famine in the years to come for her country that was then ravage with famine. You can read more about it here at the Wikipedia link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ekeblad

Google had Dedicated a small Video with their Doodle which you can watch here - https://youtu.be/ghUiuy-YZqg
You will also find more videos about her there in the link above.
Let us take this moment to  remember this great scientist and wish her a Happy Birthday as she still remains living among the Swedish People as a living example of what good work can do to your people and your country! 

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