CodeGB/110/1/37
Dates1773-1858
Person NameBrown; Robert (1773-1858); botanist
SurnameBrown
ForenamesRobert
Epithetbotanist
ActivityStudied medicine at Edinburgh. DCL Oxford 1832. FRS 1811. ALS 1798. FLS 1822. Naturalist on Matthew Flinder's Australasian expedition, 1801-1805. Clerk and Librarian of Linnean Society, 1805-1822. Librarian of Sir Joseph Banks, 1810-1820. Keeper of Banksian Botanical Collection, British Museum, 1827; Keeper of Botanical Branch, 1836. President of Linnean Society, 1849-1853. Discovered "Brownian motion". Contributed to Aiton's "Hortus Kewensis".
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