John Bartram

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Birthday
23, 1699
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 2, 1777 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1699
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 2, 1777 (78)

About

Eighteenth century American botanist who introduced "New World" plants to European gardeners and botanists.

Before Fame

He grew up in a Quaker family and became a farmer with a self-taught knowledge of medicine and medicinal plants.

Trivia

He was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a foreign member in 1769.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Maris from 1723 to her death in 1727 and later married Ann Mendenhall. He had eleven children total.

Associated With

Carl Linnaeus called him the "greatest natural botanist in the world".