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Douglas, David

Born: 1798 AD
Died: 1834 AD, at 35 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Botanist, Scientist


1798 - David Douglas, born on the 30th of December in the village of Scone north-west of Perth, Scotland. He is a Scottish botanist.

1823 - 1834 - He made several journeys in North America to study American plants and sent to Scotland more than 200 plants and seeds then unknown in Europe.

1824 - Undertook a plant-hunting expedition in the Pacific Northwest that ranks among the great botanical explorations of a heroic generation.

1826 - In the Spring, he was compelled to climb a peak near Athabasca Pass to take in the view. In so doing, he became the first mountaineer in North America.

1827 - The Douglas-fir, which he introduced into cultivation, is named after him.

1834 - He traveled to Puget Sound and the Fraser River and then went to the Hawaiian Islands.

       - Died this year.


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