Last Name Baker
First Name John Gilbert
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Birth Date 1834
Death Date 1920
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Biographical Notes Baker was a botanist who curated and secretaried the Thirsk Botanical Exchange Club under the aegis of the Thirsk Natural History Society. He became an important person in the field of botany in Britain. He wrote hundreds of papers which appeared in numerous botany journals. The plant genera Bakerella, Bakeria, and Neobakeria are all named after him.
Biographical Annotation John Gilbert Baker was a botanist born in Yorkshire. He began collecting plants at the age of twelve, and by age fifteen, his discoveries were being published in scientific journals. He was an influential figure in the Thirsk Natural History Society, and his efforts helped to establish Thirsk as an important centre for botany in Britain. In 1878, he was elected a fellow to the Royal Society, and in 1899, he received a gold medal from the Linnean Society. He retired later that year. [info from ODNB]
Nationality English
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Birthplace Guisborough
Deathplace Kew