Isaac Henry Burkill

Botanist, Academic

1870 – 1965

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Who was Isaac Henry Burkill?

Isaac Henry Burkill was an English botanist.

Educated at Repton School and Caius College, Cambridge, Burkill served as Assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1897 to 1899. In 1912 he succeeded H. N. Ridley as Director of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore. In 1935 he published his dictionary of economic products of Malaya, ten years after his retirement. This dictionary was reprinted in 1966, 1993 and 2002.

Burkill received the Linnean Medal in 1952.

Burkill's son, Humphrey Morrison Burkill, was also a distinguished botanist and also served as Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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Born
May 18, 1870
Leeds
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
Died
Mar 8, 1965
Leatherhead

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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