Famous French Botanists

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Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
(Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist)
Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
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Birthdate: August 12, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier
Died: December 17, 1813

While in prison, in the aftermath of the Seven Years’ War, army pharmacist Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was forced to eat potatoes, which were considered fit only for prison ration and animal feed back then. Parmentier later persuaded the Paris Faculty of Medicine to declare potatoes edible and popularized them in France.

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
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Birthdate: April 12, 1748
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: September 17, 1836
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
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Birthdate: 1522 AD
Birthplace: Comines, France
Died: October 28, 1592
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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
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Birthdate: June 5, 1656
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: December 28, 1708
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Michel Adanson
(Botanist)
Michel Adanson
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Birthdate: April 7, 1727
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: August 3, 1806
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Henri Dutrochet
(French Physician, Physiologist, and Botanist Who is Best Known for His Investigation into Osmosis)
Henri Dutrochet
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Birthdate: November 14, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Néon, France
Died: February 4, 1847

Henri Dutrochet was a French physician, physiologist, and botanist. Dutrochet is best remembered for his investigation into osmosis. He is also credited with discovering cells in plants and cell biology. Henri Dutrochet’s works earned him several awards including the Académie Française's prize for experimental physiology.

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André Michaux
(Botanist)
André Michaux
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Birthdate: March 8, 1746
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Satory, Versailles, France
Died: November 13, 1802
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Pierre Poivre
(Horticulturist)
Pierre Poivre
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Birthdate: August 23, 1719
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 6, 1786
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
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Birthdate: January 19, 1737
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
Died: January 21, 1814
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
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Birthdate: October 28, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4, 1893

Born to famous botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle had initially studied law but switched to botany later. Part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he made significant contributions to phytogeography. He also called the inaugural International Botanical Congress for standardizing botanical nomenclature.

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Matthias de L'Obel
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Birthdate: 1538 AD
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: March 3, 1616
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Antoine de Jussieu
(French Botanist Who Founded a Natural System of Plant Classification)
Antoine de Jussieu
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Birthdate: July 6, 1686
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: April 22, 1758
Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet
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Birthdate: December 13, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Monmerey-la-Ville, France
Died: December 15, 1902
Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel
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Birthdate: March 27, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 12, 1854
Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart
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Birthdate: January 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 18, 1876
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Joseph de Jussieu
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Birthdate: September 3, 1704
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: April 11, 1779
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Gustave Thuret
(Botanist)
Gustave Thuret
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Birthdate: May 23, 1817
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 10, 1875