Adrien-Henri de Jussieu

Botanist, Author

1797 – 1853

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Who was Adrien-Henri de Jussieu?

Adrien-Henri de Jussieu was a French botanist.

Born in Paris as the son of botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1824 with a treatise of the plant family Euphorbiaceae. When his father retired in 1826, he succeeded him at the Jardin des Plantes; in 1845 he became professor of organography of plants. He was also president of the French Academy of Sciences.

His main publications were the Cours élémentaire de botanique and the Géographie botanique, as well as several monographs, most notably the one on the family Malpighiaceae. In botanical references he is usually abbreviated as Adr. Juss., also sometimes as A. Juss., as his father already has the abbreviation Juss.

The asteroid 9470 Jussieu was named in honor of the de Jussieu family.

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Born
Dec 23, 1797
Paris
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  • France
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  • Paris
Died
Jun 29, 1853
Paris

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on July 23, 2013

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