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Léo Abram Errera


Belgian botanist of Italian and German parentage. Doctorate in botanical science, Free University of Brussels, 1879. Studied plant physiology in Germany until 1882. Associate professor of botany at the Free University of Brussels, 1883; professor, 1890. Actively involved in Jewish affairs.



State 2015

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Archives and Libraries, (accessed 15 February 2017)


DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

State, Paul F. 2015. Historical dictionary of Brussels. 2d edition. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.