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CANDOLLE, Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de

Forenames: Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de

Last name: CANDOLLE

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Date of birth: 1806-10-27

Date of Election: 1892-04-26

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries: 1893, vol. 7, ser 4, p. 241

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


"Geographie botaniques raisonee" (1855)

"Origine des plants cultivees" (1883)

Author of at least 250 separate publications and articles in scientific journals.

Place of Residence:


Prof. of Botany, Geneva.

1829 took LLD - thesis 'le droit de grace'
Legal position. Abandoned law for botany.
1831 Appointed assistant to his father; Academy Director of Botanical Gardens, Geneva.
1835 succeeded in above positions.

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