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Ferdinand von Mueller

German-Australian naturalist

1825   -   1896

country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: University of Kiel
occupation: explorer, pteridologist, bryologist, botanist, mycologist, pharmacist, writer
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, Royal Medal, Clarke Medal

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Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, (German: Müller) (30 June 1825 – 10 October 1896) was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed government botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria. He named many Australian plants.
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