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Philip Miller (1691 - December 18, 1771) was a botanist of Scottish descent. Events March 5 - French troops under Marshal Louis-Francois de Boufflers besiege the Spanish-held town of Mons March 20 - Leislers Rebellion - New governor arrives in New York - Jacob Leisler surrenders after standoff of several hours March 29 - Siege of Mons ends to the city’s surrender May 6... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km...


Miller was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1721 until shortly before his death. He wrote The Gardener's and Florists Dictionary or a Complete System of Horticulture (1724) and The Gardener's Dictionary containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen Fruit and Flower Garden (1731). The Chelsea Physic Garden (physic in the former sense of the science of healing), established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe (second oldest in Britain), and its rock garden is the oldest English garden devoted to alpine plants. ... // Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ...


Miller corresponded with other botanists, and obtained plants from all over the world, many of which he cultivated for the first time in England. He trained William Aiton, who later became head gardener at Kew, and William Forsyth, after whom Forsythia was named. William Aiton (1731 - February 2, 1793) was a Scottish botanist. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ... William Forsyth (1737 - 1804) was a Scottish botanist. ... Species See text. ...


Miller was reluctant to use the new binomial nomenclature of Carolus Linnaeus, preferring the classifications of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort and John Ray at first. He only fully changed to the Linnaean system in the eighth edition of The Gardener's Dictionary in 1768, though he had already described some genera, such as Larix and Vanilla, validly under the Linnaean system earlier, in the fourth edition (1754). In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 23[], 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[1] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (June 5, 1656 – December 28, 1708) was a French botanist. ... John Ray. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Species About 12; see text Siberian larch Male (above) and female (below right) cones of Japanese Larch emerging in spring Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. ... Species List of Vanilla species Vanilla Plumier ex. ...


Miller sent the first cotton seeds to Georgia in 1733. Cotton ready for harvest. ...


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Philip Miller (1691 - December 18, 1771) was a botanist of Scottish descent.
Miller was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1721 until shortly before his death.
Miller was reluctant to use the new binomial nomenclature of Carolus Linnaeus, preferring the classifications of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort and John Ray at first.
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