William Bartram

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Birthday
20, 1739
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 22, 1823 (84)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1739
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 22, 1823 (84)

About

Naturalist who investigated the flora and fauna of the American South during the late Eighteenth Century.

Before Fame

He was recognized for his skill as an ornithological and botanical artist when he was still in his teens.

Trivia

His famous work, Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, etc., was finished during the 1780s.

Family Life

He was the son of fellow botanist and explorer, John Bartram. After the War of 1812, to which he lost many friends and relatives, he settled into a reclusive lifestyle, observing natural phenomena with his diary and doing nature illustrations others' scientific publications.

Associated With

He was invited by President Thomas Jefferson to take part in an 1806 expedition into the Louisiana Territory, but he declined the offer.