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List of notable or famous botanists from France, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in France and even some popular botanists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French 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 France is included when available.

List features people like John C. Frémont, Louis Feuillée and more!

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

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Achille Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Botanists from France
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Achille Richard


Achille Richard was a French botanist and physician. He was son of a notable botanist, Louis-Claude Marie Richard. Pharmacist in the French fleet and member of several well-known societies of their time. Achille Richard was one of the botanical leaders of his time, and his books are even nowadays ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1794-1852)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Botanist

Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Botanists from France
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Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart


Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart was a French botanist. He was the son of the geologist Alexandre Brongniart and grandson of the architect, Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart. Brongniart's pioneering work on the relationships between extinct and existing plants has earned him the title of father of ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1801-1876)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Botanist

Adrien René Franchet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Botanists from France
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Adrien René Franchet


Adrien René Franchet was a French botanist, based at the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. He is noted for his extensive work describing the flora of China and Japan, based on the collections made by French Catholic missionaries in China, Armand David, Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, Paul ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1834-1900)

Profession: Botanist

Adrien-Henri de Jussieu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Botanists from France
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Adrien-Henri de Jussieu


Adrien-Henri de Jussieu was a French botanist. Born in Paris as the son of botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1824 with a treatise of the plant family Euphorbiaceae. When his father retired in 1826, he succeeded him at the Jardin des Plantes; in 1845 ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1797-1853)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Botanist