Alphonse de Candolle (1806-1893)

Renowned Swiss botanist, ranked with Hooker and Gray among 19th century workers. Son of Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle. Like Hooker, de Candolle took over a botanic garden with a vast collection from his botanist father. de Candolle remained a creationist into the 1850s even as Hooker moved towards Darwin's views, writing a massive tome on plant geography that assumed the derivation of each species from a specially created individual. de Candolle drafted the international rules of botanical nomenclature in 1867. de Candolle corresponded with Gray and met him in 1839, 1850, and 1887.

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