Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Adrien-Henri de Jussieu

French Botanist

Date of Birth: 23-Dec-1797

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 29-Jun-1853

Profession: botanist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Adrien-Henri de Jussieu

  • Adrien-Henri de Jussieu (23 December 1797 – 29 June 1853) was a French botanist.Born in Paris as the son of botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1824 with a treatise of the plant family Euphorbiaceae.
  • When his father retired in 1826, he succeeded him at the Jardin des Plantes; in 1845 he became professor of organography of plants.
  • He was also president of the French Academy of Sciences.
  • De Jussieu was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1850.His main publications were the Cours Ă©lĂ©mentaire de botanique (Paris) and the GĂ©ographie botanique (Paris, 1846), as well as several monographs, most notably the one on the family Malpighiaceae.
  • In botanical references he is usually abbreviated as Adr.
  • Juss., also sometimes as A.
  • Juss., as his father already has the abbreviation Juss. The asteroid 9470 Jussieu was named in honor of the de Jussieu family.

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