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John Bartram was an early Anglo-American colonial botanists, gardeners, and explorers, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for most of his career. Swedish taxonomist and botanist Carl Linnaeus said he was “the world's greatest natural botanist”. Bartram corresponded and shared North American plants and seeds with many scientists in the UK and Europe. He started what became known as Bartram's Garden in 1728 at his ranch in Kingsaging. It is considered the first botanical garden in the United States. His sons and descendants operated it until 1850. Still active in a partnership between the City of Philadelphia and a non-profit organization, it was designated a National Historic Site in 1960
Born March 23, 1699, Darby, Pennsylvania Colony
Died September 22, 1777, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colony
Resting place Darby Friends Cemetery, Darby, Pennsylvania
Citizenship English colonial
Nationality American (USA)
Fields botanist

About John Bartram

In the eighteenth century, American botanists introduced"New World" species to European gardeners and botanists.

John Bartram before fame

He was raised in a Quaker household and went on to become a farmer who was self-taught in medicine and therapeutic herbs.

Achievement of John Bartram

He was chosen as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1769.

John Bartram family life

He was married to Mary Maris from 1723 until her death in 1727, after which he married Ann Mendenhall. He has eleven children in total.

Associations of John Bartram

Botanist Carl Linnaeus labeled him the"greatest natural botanist in the world".

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