Francis Buchanan-Hamilton

Botanist, Organization leader

1762 – 1829

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Who was Francis Buchanan-Hamilton?

Dr Francis Buchanan, later known as Francis Hamilton but often referred to as Francis Buchanan-Hamilton was a Scottish physician who made significant contributions as a geographer, zoologist, and botanist while living in India.

The standard botanical author abbreviation Buch.-Ham. is applied to plants and animals he described, though today the form "Hamilton, 1822" is more usually seen in ichthyology and is preferred by Fishbase.

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Born
Feb 15, 1762
Scotland
Also known as
  • Dr Francis Buchanan
  • Francis Hamilton
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
Employment
  • Survey of India
Died
Jun 15, 1829

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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