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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