John Martyn (Botanist)

John Martyn (Botanist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Martyn or Joannis Martyn (12 September 1699 - 29 January 1768) was an English botanist. Martyn's is best known for his Historia Plantarum Rariorum (1728-1737), and his translation, with valuable agricultural and botanical notes, of the Eclogues (1749) and Georgics (1741) of Virgil. On resigning the botanical chair at Cambridge he presented the university with a number of his botanical specimens and books. Martyn was born in London, the son of a merchant. He attended a school in the vicinity of his home, and when he turned 16, worked for his father, intending to follow a business career. He abandoned this idea in favour of medical and botanical studies. His interest in botany came from his acquaintance with an apothecary, John Wilmer, and Dr. Patrick Blair, a surgeon-apothecary from Dundee who practiced in London. Martyn gave some botanical lectures in London in 1721 and 1726, and in 1727 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135729594
  • 9786135729597