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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 of botany scientists. Many of the following botanists made great contributions to botany and the science world.

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. 
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

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

Birthplace: Newton County, United States of America, Diamond, United States, with Territories, + more

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

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 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

Age: Died at 71 (1707-1778)

Birthplace: Råshult, Sweden

Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Physician, Botanist

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