Christiaan Hendrik Persoon

Christiaan Hendrik Persoon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Christiaan Hendrik Persoon was a mycologist who made additions to Linnaeus' mushroom taxonomy. Persoon was born in South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, the third child of an immigrant Pomeranian father and Dutch mother. His mother died soon after he was born; at the age of thirteen his father sent him to Europe for his education. Initially studying theology at Halle, at age 22 Persoon switched to medicine at Leiden and G ttingen. He received a doctorate from the "Kaiserlich-Leopoldinisch-Carolinische Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher" in 1799. He moved to Paris in 1802, where he spent the rest of his life, renting an upper floor of a house in a poor part of town. He was apparently unemployed, unmarried, poverty-stricken and a recluse, although he corresponded with botanists throughout Europe. Because of his financial difficulties, Persoon agreed to donate his herbarium to the House of Orange, in return for an adequate pension for life
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136649772
  • 9786136649771