Physician, born Théodore Turquet de Mayerne in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied in Geneva and Heidelberg and moved to Paris where he founded a medical practice and began to support the views of Paracelsus. Personal physician to King Henri IV, and eventually James I of England.
Knighted 1624. He died in Chelsea, London and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk