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List of Famous Botanists

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List of famous botanists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top botanists in the world? This includes the most prominent botanists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable botanists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic botanists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned botanists.

Everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to George Washington Carver is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known botanists to the lesser known botanists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the botanist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous botanists ever?" and "What are the names of famous botanists?" then you're in the right place. (1163 items)
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    Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
    • Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more
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    George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    George Washington Carver, was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Scientist, Botanist
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    Gregor Mendel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    Gregor Johann Mendel was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1822-1884)
    • Birthplace: Hynčice, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe
    • Profession: Scientist, Monk, Botanist
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    Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1707-1778)
    • Birthplace: Sweden, Eurasia, Råshult
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Physician, Botanist
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    Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children's books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrated the British landscape and country life. Born into a wealthy Unitarian family, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1866-1943)
    • Birthplace: Kensington, Eurasia, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Illustrator, Author, Writer, Botanist
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    John C. Frémont is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    John Charles Frémont was a politician, military officer and explorer.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1813-1890)
    • Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Explorer, Botanist
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    Peter Hamilton Raven FMLS is a botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Profession: Conservationist, Botanist
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    Su Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Botanists
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    Su Song was a renowned Han Chinese polymath who was described as a scientist, mathematician, statesman, astronomer, cartographer, horologist, medical doctor, pharmacologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, mechanical and architectural engineer, poet, antiquarian, and ambassador of the Song ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1020-1101)
    • Birthplace: Quanzhou, China
    • Profession: Pharmacologist, Poet, Mineralogist, Diplomat, Scientist, + more
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