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List of famous male botanists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male botanists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being botanists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a botanist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach and France Staub.

While this isn't a list of all male botanists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male botanists?" and "Who are the best male botanists?"
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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

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 Famous Male 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

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 Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 62 (1822-1884)

Birthplace: Hynčice, Czech Republic

Profession: Scientist, Monk, Botanist

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Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 71 (1707-1778)

Birthplace: Råshult, Sweden

Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Physician, Botanist

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