Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Pitton de Tournefort

French botanist

Date of Birth: 05-Jun-1656

Place of Birth: Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 28-Dec-1708

Profession: physician, professor, botanist, mycologist, pteridologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Joseph Pitton de Tournefort

  • Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (5 June 1656 – 28 December 1708) was a French botanist, notable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants.
  • The botanist Charles Plumier had been his pupil and accompanied him on his voyages.

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