July | 10, 2017 :: Google celebrated birthday of Swedish Agronomist, Eva Ekeblad with a Doodle.
Eva Ekeblad (10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786), née Eva De la Gardie, was a Swedish agronomist, scientist, Salonist and noble (Countess). Her most known discovery was to make flour and alcohol out of potatoes (1746). She was the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1748).
Eva De la Gardie was born to statesman count Magnus Julius De la Gardie (1668–1741) and the amateur politician and salonist Hedvig Catharina Lilje: sister of Captain Carl Julius De la Gardie and Hedvig Catharina De la Gardie and the aunt of Axel von Fersen the Younger. Her brother was married to the famous Cathérine Charlotte De la Gardie and the brother-in-law of the royal favorite Hedvig Taube.
In 1740, Eva married at the age of 16 to the riksråd count Claes Claesson Ekeblad, and became the mother of seven children; one son and six daughters. Among them being Claes Julius Ekeblad (1742-1808) and Hedda Piper.