André Thouin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André Thouin

French botanist

Date of Birth: 10-Feb-1746

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

Date of Death: 24-Oct-1824

Profession: university teacher, agronomist, botanist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About André Thouin

  • André Thouin (10 February 1746 – 24 October 1824) was a French botanist born in Paris.
  • His younger brother, Gabriel Thouin (1747–1829), was a noted landscape architect. He studied botany under Bernard de Jussieu, and in 1793 attained the chair of horticulture at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris.
  • He was a good friend of U.S.
  • President Thomas Jefferson, and the godfather of Jean Baptiste Lamarck's son Andre.
  • He is denoted by the author abbreviation Thouin when citing a botanical name. Thouin is remembered for contributions made in the field of agronomy, including scientific studies that involved improved grafting techniques and seed selection.
  • He played an important role in the reshaping of Natural History in France during the revolution.
  • He was a pioneer conservationist, stressing the importance of replacing woodlands to compensate for their destruction due to human encroachment. The plant genus Thouinia (family Sapindaceae) is named after him.
  • As a taxonomist he described at least 15 new species.

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