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Antoine de JUSSIEU

French Antoine de JUSSIEU

French naturalist

Source :  Bertrand MASSOUDEmmanuelle CART-TANNEUR

Born: on July 06, 1686 in Lyon, Rhône, France
Died: on April 22, 1758 in Paris, France


Jussieu was born in Lyon, the son of Christophe de Jussieu (or Dejussieu), an apothecary of some repute, who published a Nouveau traité de la theriaque (1708). Antoine studied at the university of Montpellier, and travelled with his brother Bernard through Spain, Portugal and southern France. He went to Paris in 1708. Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, whom he succeeded at the Jardin du Roi, later the Jardin des Plantes, died in that year.

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