Alphonse de Candolle


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. Son of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1869.

Sources: DSB Rec. R. Soc. London

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