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Jean Bauhin.
Johann Bauhin, or Jean Bauhin (1541-1613) was a Swissmarker botanist.

He studied botany at Tübingenmarker under Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566). He then travelled with Conrad Gessner, after which he started a practise of medicine at Baselmarker, where he was elected Professor of Rhetoric in 1566. Four years later he was invited to become physician to Duke Frederick I of Württembergmarker at Montbéliardmarker, where he remained until his death. He devoted himself chiefly to botany. His great work, Historia plantarum universalis, a compilation of all that was then known about botany, was incomplete at his death, but was published at Yverdonmarker in 1650-1651.

Bauhin nurtured several botanic gardens and also collected plants during his travels. In 1591, he published a list of plants named after saints called De Plantis a Divis Sanctisve Nomen Habentibus.

He was the son of physician Jean Bauhin and the brother of physician and botanist Gaspard Bauhin.

Carolus Linnaeus named the genus Bauhinia (family Caesalpiniaceae) for the brothers Johann and Gaspard Bauhin.


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