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Encyclopedia > John Hutton Balfour

John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884) was a Scottish botanist. He became Professor of Botany first at the University of Glasgow in 1841, and then moved to Edinburgh University, also becoming Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Her Majesty's Botanist in Scotland in 1845, which posts he held until 1879. He was awarded the degree of LLD by Edinburgh University, Glasgow University and St Andrews University in 1879. 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... A professor (Latin: one who publicly professes to be an expert) (or prof for short) is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the largest of the three universities in Glasgow, Scotland. ... take you to calendar). ... The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a renowned centre for teaching in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is both a scientific institution and a tourist attraction. ... Her Majestys Botanist is a member of the Royal household in Scotland. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... University of St Andrews The University of St Andrews was founded between 1410-1413 and is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the United Kingdom. ...


California's foxtail pine is named Pinus balfouriana after him.


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Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour (March 31, 1853 - November 30, 1922) was a Scottish botanist.
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