Nicolaus Thomas Host

Austrian botanist and physician (1761–1834)

1761   -   1834

country of citizenship: Austrian Empire
educated at: University of Vienna
occupation: botanist, physician

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Nicolaus Thomas Host (December 6, 1761 in Fiume, now Rijeka – January 13, 1834 in Schönbrunn) was a Croatian botanist, and the personal physician of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II. His botanical works include Synopsis plantarum in Austria and the four-volume Austriacorum Icones et descriptions graminum; he was also the first director of the botanical garden at the Belvedere palace. The genus Hosta is named for him.
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