Antoine Laurent de Jussieu

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
Jussieu Antoine-Laurent de 1748-1836.jpg
Sketch portrait, probably by Jules Pizzetta.
Born(1748-04-12)12 April 1748
Died17 September 1836(1836-09-17) (aged 88)
Known forClassification of flowering plants
Scientific career
InstitutionsJardin des Plantes, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
InfluencesLinnaeus, Michel Adanson, Joseph Gärtner
InfluencedRobert Brown, Georges Cuvier, A. P. de Candolle
Author abbrev. (botany)Juss.
Bust of Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by David d'Angers (1837)

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan loʁɑ̃ də ʒysjø]; 12 April 1748 – 17 September 1836) was a French botanist, notable as the first to publish a natural classification of flowering plants; much of his system remains in use today. His classification was based on an extended unpublished work by his uncle, the botanist Bernard de Jussieu.

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