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John Forbes Royle
country of citizenship:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
occupation: botanist, physician
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society
John Forbes Royle (10 May 1798 – 2 January 1858), British botanist and teacher of materia medica, was born in Kanpur (then Cawnpore) in 1798. He was in charge of the botanical garden at Saharanpur and played a role in the development of economic botany in India.
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