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Joseph Dalton Hooker

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, a 19th century English botanist and explorer, was the founder of geographic botany and Charles Darwin's best friend. For twenty years he was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, succeeding his father, William Jackson Hooker, and received Britain's highest scientific honor.

Born 30 June 1817, Halesworth, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Died 10 December 1911 (aged 94), Sunningdale, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Fields Botany
Institutions Kew Gardens
Alma mater Glasgow University
Influences George Bentham, Charles Darwin, William Jackson Hooker
Influenced William Thiselton-Dyer
Notable awards Clarke Medal (1885), Copley Medal (1887), Linnean Medal (1888), Darwin Medal (1892), Order of Merit (1907), Darwin–Wallace Medal (1908)
Author abbrev. (botany) Hook.f.

About Joseph Dalton Hooker

Close friend of Charles Darwin who was one of England's most renowned botanists. Most notably he was the Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for twenty years.

Joseph Dalton Hooker before fame

Growing up with stories of famous explorers like James Cook, he took his first voyage - to the Antarctic - as the ship's surgeon, in 1839.

Achievement of Joseph Dalton Hooker

He undertook six significant expeditions, taking him to all corners of the globe, and was the first man of science to publicly support Darwin's evolution theory.

Joseph Dalton Hooker family life

He had four sons and three daughters with wife Frances Harriet Henslow.

Associations of Joseph Dalton Hooker

Niels Hansen, born about 50 years after him, became another prominent botanist.

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The Bentham & Hooker System - A classification system, the Bentham & Hooker System for seedlings, was published in the journal Genera plantarum ad exelaria printmis by Bentham and Hooker in herbariis kewensibus servata definita in three volumes from 1862 to 1883. European and American Scientific Expeditions - The era of European and American scientific expeditions continues with the Age of Discovery and is inspired by a new belief in science and reason that emerged during the Age of Enlightenment.. Member of the London Ethnographic Association. Botanists operational in India. House of British Pteridists. Botanists active in New Zealand. Burial ceremony at St. Joseph Anne's Cathedral, Kew. British theologians. Botanists active in Kew Gardens. President of the Royal Association. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Charles Darwin. Victoria Medal of Honor recipient (horticulture). Botanists active in Australia. Those who were educated at Glasgow High School. Botanists. Paleontological botanists. Plant collectors. The explorers of the 19th century TM_VZ! Members of the Order of Merit. Researchers on scientists. Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India. Recipient of the Copley Medal. Corresponding members of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Evolutionary biologists. English explorers. The winners of the Royal Order. British botanists. Beneficiaries of Pour le Mérite (civil class)

Latest information about Joseph Dalton Hooker updated on July 30 2021.