Henry Wickham (explorer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henry Wickham (explorer)

British botanist and self-declared "biopirate"

Date of Birth: 29-May-1846

Place of Birth: Hampstead, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 27-Sep-1928

Profession: botanist, explorer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Henry Wickham (explorer)

  • Sir Henry Alexander Wickham (29 May 1846 – 27 September 1928) was a British explorer and bio-thief.
  • He was the first person to successfully export a large and fresh enough batch of Brazilian rubber seeds to the British Empire under false pretenses.
  • The British had long planned to create rubber farms in Southeast Asia, and using Wickham's batch, the resulting plantations brought about the collapse of the Amazon rubber boom.

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