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Jan Svatopluk Presl

Bohemian botanist

1791   -   1849

country of citizenship: Austrian Empire
language of expression: Czech
educated at: Charles University
occupation: chemist, lexicographer, zoologist, pedagogue, botanist, university teacher, politician
position held: Member of Reichstag

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Jan Svatopluk Presl (4 September 1791 – 6 April 1849) was a Bohemian natural scientist. He was the brother of botanist Karel Bořivoj Presl (1794–1852). The Czech Botanical Society commemorated the two brothers by naming its principal publication Preslia (founded in 1914). He is the author of Czech scientific terminology of various branches of science, including the Czech chemical nomenclature. He was the co-author of an important Czech taxonomic work,O Přirozenosti Rostlin.
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