Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2014/01/17

“January 17, 1560” by Rick Sanders

It is 1560. Gaspard Bauhin, the Swiss botanist is born. He dies in 1624. Wikipedia says:

Gaspard Bauhin, or Caspar Bauhin (17 January 1560, Basel – 5 December 1624, Basel), was a Swiss botanist who wrote Phytopinax (1596), which described thousands of plants and classified them in a manner that draws comparisons to the later binomial nomenclature of Linnaeus. He was a disciple of the famous Italian physician Girolamo Mercuriale and he also worked on human anatomical nomenclature. Linnaeus honored the Bauhin brothers in the genus name Bauhinia.

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