Richard Spruce
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Born in Malton, North Yorkshire
Born on 10th of September 1817
Died on 28th of December 1893

Born 1817. Died 1893 - English botanist.

Schoolmaster who turned to botany in 1844. Spent 15 years in South America exploring the Amazon, Orinoco, the Andes and Ecuador. Returned with thousands of plant specimens, maps of previously unexplored rivers and vocabularies of 21 Amazonian tribes.

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