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Authorised form of nameJussieu; Antoine Laurent de (1748 - 1836)
Other forms of nameAntoine Laurent
Other forms of surnameDe Jussieu
Dates1748 - 1836
NationalityFrench
Place of birthLyon, France
Date of birth12 April 1748
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death17 September 1836
Research fieldBotany
ActivityEducation:
Doctorate, Paris (1770)
Career:
Deputy to L G Le Monnier, at Jardin du Roi; interested in plant classification and published 'Genera plantarum' (1789); held a civil post in municipal government during the French Revolution; Professor of Botany when Jardin du Roi was made Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1793); set up herbarium there; Director of the Museum (1800); resigned (1826)
Memberships:
Member of the Academy of Sciences of Paris
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election29/01/1829
RelationshipsSon of Christophe, who was elder brother of Antoine (FRS 1718) , Bernard (FRS 1727) and Joseph Jussieu
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
Birth and death dates from DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1836 No 27 pp 440-441
References:
Jean Jacquot, 'Sir Hans Sloane and French Men of Science' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 85-98
G R de Beer, 'The Relations between Fellows of the Royal Society and French Men of Science when France and Britain were at War' in NR 1952 vol 9 pp 244-299
M Crosland, 'Relationships between the Royal Society and the Academie des Sciences in the late eighteenth century' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 25-34
Royal Society codeNA7516
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1787/39Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1829/04Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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