Robert Brown
(1773-1858)

Died aged c. 85

Robert Brown FRSE FRS FLS MWS (21 December 1773 – 10 June 1858) was a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist who made important contributions to botany largely through his pioneering use of the microscope. His contributions include one of the earliest detailed descriptions of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming; the observation of Brownian motion; early work on plant pollination and fertilisation, including being the first to recognise the fundamental difference between gymnosperms and angiosperms; and some of the earliest studies in palynology. He also made numerous contributions to plant taxonomy, notably erecting a number of plant families that are still accepted today; and numerous Australian plant genera and species, the fruit of his exploration of that continent with Matthew Flinders.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820, President of the Royal Society, Robert Brown 1773-1858 and, David Don 1800-1841 botanists, lived in a house on this site, The Linnean Society met here 1821-1857

32 Soho Square, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Robert Brown FRS FLS 1773-1858 Botanist and Alumnus of this University Discoverer of the Nucleus of the Plant Cell and of Brownian Motion Erected in 2005, Einstein Year, to mark the link between the works of Robert Brown and Albert Einstein

Cruikshank Building, Chanonry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom where they was