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Encyclopedia > Francis Wall Oliver

Francis Wall Oliver FRS (10 May 1864 - 14 September 1951) was a British botanist. He was Quain Professor of Botany at University College London 1890-1925 and then Professor of Botany at the University of Cairo 1929–1935. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1905. He was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1925. The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... University College London, commonly known as UCL, is one of the colleges that make up the University of London. ... Cairo University is an institute of higher education located in Giza, Egypt. ... The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... The Linnean Medal (formerly referred to as the Gold Medal) of the Linnean Society of London was established in 1888, and is awarded annually to alternately a botanist or a zoologist or (as has been common since 1958) to one of each in the same year. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


 
 

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