Asa Gray

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Birthday
18, 1810
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 30, 1888 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1810
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 30, 1888 (77)

About

American scientist most known for publishing Gray's Manual, a unifying collection of the taxonomic knowledge of plants in the United States.

Before Fame

He was the first professor appointed to the University of Michigan and was set with the task of collecting books for the university's library.

Trivia

The highest award of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists is named after him, The Asa Gray Award, established in 1984.

Family Life

He was born in Sauquoit, New York, but traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Associated With

He worked closely with Charles Darwin, who dedicated his book Forms of Flowers to him.