Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart

Botanist, Deceased Person

1801 – 1876

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Who was Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart?

Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart 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. He wrote his dissertation on the Buckthorn family, 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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Born
Jan 14, 1801
Paris
Also known as
  • Броньяр, Адольф Теодор
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  • France
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Died
Feb 18, 1876
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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