Jean Louis Marie Poiret, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Louis Marie Poiret

French botanist

Date of Birth: 11-Jun-1755

Place of Birth: Saint-Quentin, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 07-Apr-1834

Profession: botanist, explorer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jean Louis Marie Poiret

  • Jean Louis Marie Poiret (11 June 1755 in Saint-Quentin – 7 April 1834 in Paris) was a French clergyman, botanist and explorer. From 1785 to 1786 he was sent by Louis XVI to Algeria to study the flora.
  • After the French Revolution he became a professor of natural history at the Écoles Centrale of Aisne. The genus Poiretia of the legume family Fabaceae was named after him in 1807 by Étienne Pierre Ventenat.

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