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Famous Botanists from England

List of notable or famous botanists from England, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in England and even some popular botanists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from England is included when available.

People on this list include Beatrix Potter and James Edward Smith.

This historic botanists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from England?" These prominent botanists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English botanists.

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  • Beatrix Potter
    Dec. at 77 (1866-1943)
    • Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
  • Dec. at 56 (1761-1817)
    • Charles Christopher Parry
      Dec. at 66 (1823-1890)
      • Birthplace: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    • Dec. at 82 (1881-1963)
      • Birthplace: United Kingdom
      • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Dec. at 82 (1775-1858)
      • Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
    • Dukinfield Henry Scott
      Dec. at 79 (1854-1934)
      • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Edward Fry
      Dec. at 91 (1827-1918)
      • Edward Joseph Lowe
        Dec. at 74 (1825-1900)
        • George Bentham
          Dec. at 83 (1800-1884)
          • Birthplace: Stoke, Plymouth, United Kingdom
        • Dec. at 81 (1850-1932)
          • Birthplace: Potterspury, United Kingdom
        • George Hibbert
          Dec. at 80 (1757-1837)
          • George Shaw
            Dec. at 61 (1751-1813)
            • Birthplace: Bierton, United Kingdom
          • Dec. at 100 (1855-1956)
            • Birthplace: England
          • Dec. at 72 (1929-2001)
            • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Dec. at 94 (1870-1965)
            • Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
          • James Edward Smith
            Dec. at 68 (1759-1828)
            • Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom
          • James Robertson Justice
            Dec. at 68 (1907-1975)
            • Birthplace: Lee, London
          • John Gerard
            Dec. at 67 (1545-1612)
            • Birthplace: Nantwich, United Kingdom
          • John Hill
            Dec. at 59 (1716-1775)
            • Birthplace: Peterborough, United Kingdom
          • John Lindley
            Dec. at 66 (1799-1865)
            • Birthplace: Catton, United Kingdom
          • John Martyn
            Dec. at 68 (1699-1768)
            • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
          • John Parkinson
            Dec. at 83 (1567-1650)
            • Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
          • John Ray
            Dec. at 77 (1627-1705)
            • Birthplace: Black Notley, United Kingdom
          • Dec. at 37 (1758-1796)
            • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom