Famous Dutch Botanists

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Jan Ingenhousz
(Botanist, Physician, Physicist)
Jan Ingenhousz
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Birthdate: December 8, 1730
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Breda
Died: September 7, 1799

The man who discovered photosynthesis, Jan Ingenhousz was born in the Netherlands but later settled in England. He is also remembered for his pioneering research on thermal conduction and the prevention of smallpox and even successfully inoculated the Habsburg family against smallpox. He was also Maria Theresa’s personal doctor.

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Hugo de Vries
(Botanist, Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher)
Hugo de Vries
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Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: May 21, 1935
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Martinus Beijerinck
(Microbiologist)
Martinus Beijerinck
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Birthdate: March 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 1, 1931
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Herman Boerhaave
(Botanist, Physician)
Herman Boerhaave
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Birthdate: December 31, 1668
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voorhout, Netherlands
Died: September 23, 1738
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Frits Went
(Botanist)
Frits Went
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Birthdate: June 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 24, 1935
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Marius Jacobs
(Dutch Botanist)
Marius Jacobs
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Birthdate: December 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherland
Died: April 28, 1983