Today’s Birthday: Sir Joseph Banks (1743)

Today’s Birthday:
Sir Joseph Banks (1743)

Banks was a British naturalist, botanist, and patron of the sciences. After inheriting a large fortune in his early 20s, he began traveling extensively, collecting plant and natural history specimens. He outfitted and accompanied James Cook’s voyage around the world, during which time he collected many biological specimens that had never before been classified. His herbarium, one of the most important in existence, and library are now at the British Museum. What plant genus was named after him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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