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Darwin Correspondence Project

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Alphonse de Candolle

1806–93

Swiss botanist, lawyer, and politician. Active in the administration of the city of Geneva until 1860. Responsible for the introduction of postage stamps to Switzerland. Professor of botany and director of the botanic gardens, Geneva, from 1835. Concentrated on his own research after 1850. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1869.

Sources

DSB

Record of the Royal Society of London.