Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de (1748-1836), the most celebrated of a family of French botanists, was born at Lyon. His father and his uncle Bernard, under whom he was trained, were botanists of repute, but Laurent surpassed them. After having been in charge of the Paris hospitals, he was from 1770 to 1826 professor at the Natural History Museum. His Genera Plantarum, published in the year of the Revolution, is the basis of the modern classification of plants. His son Adrien (1797-1853) succeeded to his professorship, and was the author of an elementary treatise on botany, as well as the teacher of the rising generation. [Botany.]