Galeotti, Henri Guillaume, 1814-1858

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Biographical History

Henri Galeotti (1814-1858) was born in France in 1814 and educated as a geologist. In 1835, the Vandermealen Brothers sent Galeotti to Mexico to collect plants and to study Mexican geology. Galeotti collected over 7,000 specimens over the course of 5 years in Mirador and Jalapa in Veracruz, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, and Oaxaca. He returned to Europe in 1840 and served as Administrator of the Societi de Flore and later as editor of Journal d’Horticulture Pratique. Galeotti served as director of the Jardin Botanique de Bruxelles until his death in 1858.

Source

  • National Botanic Garden of Belgium. (2012). The History of the herbarium of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium. Retrieved January 23, 2012 from http://www.br.fgov.be/PUBLIC/GENERAL/HISTORY/herbariumhistory.php
  • Morton, C. V. (1971). The Fern Collections in Some European Herbaria. American Fern Journal, 61(2), 59-75.

Related entities

Brussels. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique: He was director of the Jardin Botanique de Bruxelles.

Birth Date

1814

Death Date

1858

Topic

  • Geologists
  • Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

  • Botanists
  • Geologists