(Valencia, España, 1745 - Madrid, España, 1804)
"Antonio José Cavanilles y Palop (Valencia, 16 de enero de 1745 - Madrid, 5 de mayo de 1804) fue un ilustrado, botánico y naturalista español."
"Antonio José Cavanilles (16 January 1745 - 5 May 1804) was a leading Spanish taxonomic botanist of the 18th century. He named many plants, particularly from Oceania. He named at least 100 genera, about 54 of which were still used in 2004, including Dahlia, Calycera, Cobaea, Galphimia, and Oleandra. Cavanilles was born in Valencia. He lived in Paris from 1777 to 1781, where he followed careers as a clergyman and a botanist, thanks to André Thouin and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu. He was one of the first Spanish scientists to use the classification method invented by Carl Linnaeus. From Paris he moved to Madrid, where he was director of the Royal Botanical Garden and Professor of botany from 1801 to 1804. He died in Madrid in 1804."
Culturcat. Generalitat de Catalunya
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Australian National Herbarium. Biographical Notes
Marí Rosario Martí Blanco: La figura del botánico valenciano Antonio José Cavanilles. En: HiN (Humboldt im Netz), IX, 17 (2008)
Diccionario Biográfico Español
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