Ch.es F.ois Brisseau Mirbel (Botanist),Membre de l’Académie royale des Sciences. Né à Paris le 28 Mars 1776.
Stipple. 213 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Cut to platemark.
Charles-Francois Brisseau de Mirbel (1776-1854) the French botanist and politician. He was a founder of the science of plant cytology. In 1802, he published his treatise 'Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie vegetale', which established his position as a founder, also, of plant histology and plant physiology in France. He obtained the post of superintendent of the gardens of Napoleon's Chateau de Malmaison, and in 1808 he joined the French Academy of Sciences to then become the chair of the botany department of the Sorbonne.
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