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Joseph Dalton Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
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.
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.

FAMILY LIFE
He had four sons and three daughters with wife Frances Harriet Henslow.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Niels Hansen, born about 50 years after him, became another prominent botanist.
TRIVIA
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.

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