Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

Born: February 16, 1727

Died: October 26, 1817

Nationality: Dutch


Biography: Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquin or Baron Nikolaus von Jacquin was a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.

Source/Notes: Often misattributed to Mozart. From: Jacquin's entry in Mozart's souvenir album dated 11 April 1787. As quoted in: "Mozart: a Life" by Maynard Solomón, p. 312. Sometimes quoted as: "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."