Dr. Gregor Voglar

Dr. Gregor Voglar (Dr. Gregorius Carbonarius von Wiesenegg), a doctor of phylosophy and medicine (doctor philosphiae et medicinae) was born on 12 march 1651 to his father Martin and mother Alenka as the second of six kids on the farm called pri Vogvarju in Naklo. His father Martin was one of the richer farmers in the village. Gregor probably attended the highschool in Kranj and later on continued studying in Villach on the jesuit collegium and succesfully finished it in 1672. It was very popular among the stuendts in that time to translate their last name in latin. Gregor did that as well and from then on introduced himself as Gregorius Carbonarius. He later continued with his studies in Graz, where he attended the study of phylosophy on the jesuit university and finished his doctorate there in 1674. After finishing the university, most of the students continued with studying theology, but Gregor decided to take a different path and continued his study of medicine. He left for the jesuit university in Vienna and studied there for a short time. After that he traveled to Italy where he finished his docotorate with honors on the university of Padova in 1675. He was first shown the epidemy of plague in his first workplace in Bleiburg where he worked as a city physic. He succesfuly opressed it and got famous far and wide for his skills. Later on he went to Radgona (Bad Radkersburg) where he worked until 1686. In that year, he became the protomedicus aka. the head of the doctors. He continued with his work in Graz up until 1688. In that same year the russian court had been looking for good doctors. The austrian emperor Leopold I. suggested Voglar for that position, which he accepted and travelled to Moscow with the letter of reccomendation.  He arrived there in february 1689 and escorted Peter the great on his travels and battles for 26 years as a personal doctor. He was fluent in five languages: slovan, italian, latin, german and russian. In 1694 he was awarded the nobleman title von Wissenegg. Since that day he introduced himself as dr. Gregor Carbonarius von Wiesenegg. Voglar participated in wars against the Turks (at the city of Azov) and Swedes (in the great nordic war 1700-1721). From 1700 until 1704 he was kept in swedish captivity in Revel (Tallin) where he workd as a city doctor. After returning to Moscow he worked in the department of medicine and was sent to Kijev to opress the plague there in 1710. In 1715 he returned to his home village of Nklo and died there on 2 february 1717. As a doctor, he realised how important hygiene is, so he left 5000 goldinars to the city to build a pipeway.