Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton

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Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton

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1817-1911

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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was born June 30, 1817 in Halesworth, England. He was a botantist noted for his botanical travels and studies and for his encouragement of Charles Darwin. He was assistant director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew from 1855 to 1865, then director from 1865 to 1885. He died on December 10, 1911 in Sunningdale, Berkshire.

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