Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent

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Jean-Baptiste Geneviève Marcellin Bory de Saint-Vincent[n 1] was a French naturalist, officer and politician. He was born on 6 July 1778 in Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) and died on 22 December 1846 in Paris. Biologist and geographer, he was particularly interested in volcanology, systematics and botany. The standard author abbreviation Bory is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[3]

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Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent
Born(1778-07-06)6 July 1778
Agen, Kingdom of France
Died22 December 1846(1846-12-22) (aged 68)
Paris, Kingdom of France
RankEpaulette_colonel_armee_Napol%C3%A9onienne.svg Colonel (1814)
Commands heldScientific Expeditions:
Battles/warsFrench Revolutionary Wars
Napoleonic Wars
AwardsLegion_Honneur_Chevalier_ribbon.svg Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (1811)
Legion_Honneur_Officier_ribbon.svg Officer of the Legion of Honor (1831)
Other workNaturalist
Correspondent of the National Museum of Natural History
Member of the French Academy of Sciences