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Bartram, John

Born: 1699 AD
Died: 1777 AD
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.