Hooker, Sir William Jackson

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Hooker, Sir William Jackson

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1785-1865

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Sir William Jackson Hooker was born July 6, 1785 in Norwich, England. He was a botanist and the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He greatly advanced the knowledge of ferns, algae, lichens, and fungi. He died on August 12, 1865 in Surrey, England.

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