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Désiré Georges Jean Marie Bois
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language of expression: French
occupation: botanist, non-fiction writer, horticulturist, agronomist
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour
Désiré Georges Jean Marie Bois (9 October 1856, Granville – 2 February 1946, Saint-Mandé) was a French botanist, horticulturist and agronomist.
From 1920 to 1932 he was chair of horticulture at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. He was in charge of several scientific excursions, including trips to Haute-Savoie (1922) and to Belgium and the Netherlands (1932). He also taught classes at the École Nationale de la France d'Outre-Mer.He was a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Académie des sciences coloniales (from 1925). In 1920 he was named president of the Société botanique de France, being re-chosen for a second term in 1931.
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