De Candolle, Augustin Pyrame (17781841)

De Candolle, Augustin Pyrame, an eminent botanist, born at Geneva, of Huguenot descent; studied in Paris; attracted the attention of Cuvier and Lamarck, whom he assisted in their researches; published his “Flore Française,” in six vols.; became professor at Montpellier, and then at Geneva; is the historical successor of Jussieu; his great contribution to botanical science is connected with the classification of plants (17781841).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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