Bernard de Jussieu

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Jussieu, Bernard de


Born Aug. 17, 1669, in Lyon; died Nov. 6, 1777, in Paris. French botanist. Member of the Paris Academy of Sciences (1739). Juissieu founded a botanical garden in the Trianon at Versailles in 1758, arranging the plants according to a natural system that was elaborated and published after his death by A. L. de Jussieu. Jussieu’s public lectures stimulated interest in botany.

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