Female Professionals Famous Female Botanists

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List of famous female botanists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female botanists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being botanists. There are thousand of females working as botanists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic botanists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a botanist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of many different people, including Elizabeth Coleman White and Hanna Resvoll-Holmsen.

While this isn't a list of all female botanists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female botanists?" and "Who are the best female botanists?"
Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female 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, Potter, along with her younger brother Walter Bertram, grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent away from London, in Scotland and in the English Lake District ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1866-1943)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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Maria Sibylla Merian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Botanists
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Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family, founders of one of Europe's largest publishing houses in the 17th century. Merian received her artistic training from her stepfather, Jacob Marrel, a student of the still life painter Georg Flegel. She remained in Frankfurt until 1670, relocating subsequently to Nuremberg, Wieuwerd, where she stayed in a Labadist community till 1691, and Amsterdam. Merian published her first book of natural illustrations, titled Neues Blumenbuch, in 1675 at age 28. In 1699, following eight years of painting and studying, and on the encouragement of Cornelis van ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1647-1717)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

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Paula Pryke

Paula Shane Pryke OBE is a British florist and author. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Judith D. Zuk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Botanists
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Judith Daria Zuk was an American horticulturist, author and conservationist who served as president of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from 1990 to 2005. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 56 (1951-2007)

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