Gaspard Bauhin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gaspard Bauhin

Swiss botanist

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1560

Place of Birth: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1624

Profession: physician, university teacher, botanist, mycologist

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Gaspard Bauhin

  • Gaspard Bauhin or Caspar Bauhin (Latin: Casparus Bauhinus; 17 January 1560 – 5 December 1624), was a Swiss botanist whose Phytopinax (1596) described thousands of plants and classified them in a manner that draws comparisons to the later binomial nomenclature of Linnaeus.
  • He was a disciple of the famous Italian physician Girolamo Mercuriale and he also worked on human anatomical nomenclature. Linnaeus honored the Bauhin brothers Gaspard and Jean in the genus name Bauhinia.

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