Henry Nicholas Ridley

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Henry Nicholas Ridley CMG (1911), MA (Oxon), FRS,[2] FLS, F.R.H.S. (10 December 1855 – 24 October 1956) was an English botanist, geologist and naturalist who lived much of his life in Singapore. He was instrumental in promoting rubber trees in the Malay Peninsula and, for the fervour with which he pursued it, came to be known as "Mad Ridley".

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Henry Nicholas Ridley
Born(1855-12-10)10 December 1855
West Harling, Norfolk
Died24 October 1956(1956-10-24) (aged 100)
Kew, London[1]
Known forRubber industry on the Malay peninsula
AwardsLinnean Medal (1950)
Fellow of the Royal Society[2]
Scientific career
InstitutionsSingapore Botanic Gardens
Author abbrev. (botany)