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Bartram, John

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Botanist

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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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