Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart

French botanist (1801–1876)

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1801

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

Date of Death: 18-Feb-1876

Profession: paleontologist, botanist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart

  • Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (French: [ad?lf teod??? b??~?a??]) FRS FRSE FGS (14 January 1801 – 18 February 1876) was a French botanist.
  • He was the son of the geologist Alexandre Brongniart and grandson of the architect, Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart.
  • Brongniart's pioneering work on the relationships between extinct and existing plants has earned him the title of father of paleobotany.
  • His major work on plant fossils was his Histoire des végétaux fossiles (1828–37).
  • He wrote his dissertation on the Buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae), an extant family of flowering plants, and worked at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris until his death.
  • In 1851, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Brongn.
  • when citing a botanical name.

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