Christiaan Hendrik Persoon

Christiaan Hendrik Persoon
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Born(1761-02-01)February 1, 1761
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
DiedNovember 16, 1836(1836-11-16) (aged 75)
Paris
ResidenceNetherlands, Göttingen, Paris
Known forestablishing starting points for fungal taxonomy
Scientific career
FieldsMycology, Taxonomy
Author abbrev. (botany)Pers.

Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1 February 1761 – 16 November 1836) studied fungus who made additions to Linnaeus' mushroom taxonomy.

Early life

Persoon was born in South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope. He was the third child of an immigrant Pomeranian father and Dutch mother.[1] His mother died soon after he was born; at the age of thirteen his father (who died a year later) sent him to Europe for his education.

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