First Botanist was an Ancient Greek

Theophrastus of Eresus, Greek scientist and head of Peripatetic School of Philosophy is thought to be the first botanist from 322 BCE. Theophrastus authored 200 botany publications discussing more than 500 plants, grouping them by genera, and reporting the sexual reproduction of flowering plants.

      322 BCE
      Theophrastus of Eresus

Additional Information:

  • Theophrastus – Wikipedia
    Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC[1]), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos,[2] was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school.
  • Theophrastus of Eresus. Sources for His Life, Writings, Thought and …
    These two volumes represent the first fruits of an international project to produce a new collection – text, translation and commentary – of the fragments and testimonia relating to Theophrastus (c. 370-288/5 B.C.), Aristotle’s pupil and successor as head of the Lyceum.
  • Theophrastus | Greek philosopher |
    Theophrastus, (born c. 372 bc, Eresus, Lesbos—died c. 287), Greek Peripatetic philosopher and pupil of Aristotle. He studied at Athens under Aristotle, and when Aristotle was forced to retire in 323 he became the head of the Lyceum, the academy in Athens founded by Aristotle.
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  • Theophrastus (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Theophrastus (c. 371–287 BCE) was a Peripatetic philosopher who was Aristotle’s close colleague and successor at the Lyceum. He wrote many treatises, in all areas of philosophy, in order to support, improve, expand, and develop the Aristotelian system.
  • Theophrastus | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Theophrastus was a Greek philosopher of the Peripatetic school, and immediate successor of Aristotle in leadership of the Lyceum. He was a native of Eresus in Lesbos, and studied philosophy at Athens, first under Plato and afterwards under Aristotle.
  • Theophrastus of Eresus – Dictionary definition of Theophrastus of …
    Theophrastus was a scientist and philosopher who made significant contributions to nearly every area of thought and science, and in particular the study of botany and ecology.

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