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 Aimé Bonpland

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Birth
La Rochelle, Departement de la Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death
10 May 1858 (aged 84)
Corrientes, Argentina
Burial
Paso de los Libres, Departamento de Paso de los Libres, Corrientes, Argentina
Memorial ID
7937523 View Source

French Doctor, naturalist and explorer. Also an educator, politician and businessman. Born Aimé Jacques Alexander Goujaud, he studied medicine in Paris, afterward studied with Corvisart, then made a close friendship with Alexander Von Humboldt, whom he accompanied in the explorations described in "Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent." They made a great collection of plants during the 5 years travel in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. He collected and classified about 6,000 plants, for the most part previously unknown, which afterwards described in "Plantes Equinoxiales" (Paris, 1806-1810). After endearvoring to persuade Napoleon to retire to the United States, he departed for Buenos Aires in 1816, where he was appointed professor of Natural History. When he was exploring Paraguay, he was arrested as a spy in 1821 and was a prisioner for ten years, during which period he devoted his services a physician gratuitouisly for the poor. On regaining his liberty, he came back to Argentina. His principal work was "Nova Genera et Species Plantarum" (Paris, 1815-1829.)

French Doctor, naturalist and explorer. Also an educator, politician and businessman. Born Aimé Jacques Alexander Goujaud, he studied medicine in Paris, afterward studied with Corvisart, then made a close friendship with Alexander Von Humboldt, whom he accompanied in the explorations described in "Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent." They made a great collection of plants during the 5 years travel in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. He collected and classified about 6,000 plants, for the most part previously unknown, which afterwards described in "Plantes Equinoxiales" (Paris, 1806-1810). After endearvoring to persuade Napoleon to retire to the United States, he departed for Buenos Aires in 1816, where he was appointed professor of Natural History. When he was exploring Paraguay, he was arrested as a spy in 1821 and was a prisioner for ten years, during which period he devoted his services a physician gratuitouisly for the poor. On regaining his liberty, he came back to Argentina. His principal work was "Nova Genera et Species Plantarum" (Paris, 1815-1829.)

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  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 30 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7937523
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