Brosse, Guy De La

, physician in ordinary to Louis XIII. obtained from that king, in 1626, letters patent for the establishment of the royal garden of medicinal plants, of which he was the first director. He immediately set about preparing the ground, and then furnished it with upwards of 2000 plants. The list of them may be seen in his “Description du jardin royale,1636, 4to. Richelieu, Seguier, and Bullion, contributed afterwards to enrich itHe composed a treatise on the virtues of plants, 1628, 8vo, and before this, in 1623, one on the plague. He died in 1641.2


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