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Bartram, John

Born: 1699 AD
Died: 1777 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Botanist


1699 - John Bartram was born 23rd of May in Darby, Pennsylvania.


        - Founded the 12 acres Bartram Botanical Gardens in Kingsessing on the bank of the Schuylkill and cited as the first in America.


1742 - One of the co-founders, with Benjamin Franklin, of the American Philosophical Society.


1765 - George III made Bartram Royal Botanist.


        - He was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Stockholm.


        - Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus called Bartram "the greatest natural botanist in the world."


1777 - John Bartram died 22nd of September in Philadelphia.


        - John Bartram High School in Philadelphia is named after him.





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