Carl Adolph Agardh
In 1807 he was appointed teacher of mathematics at Lund University, in 1812 appointed professor of botany and natural sciences, and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1817, and of the Swedish Academy in 1831.
He was ordained a clergyman in 1816, received two parishes as prebend, and was a representative in the clerical chamber of the Swedish Parliament on several occasions from 1817. He was rector magnificus of Lund University 1819-1820 and was appointed bishop of Karlstad in 1835, where he remained until his death.
He devoted considerable attention to political economy and as "a leading liberal", he "succeeded in improving and raising the standards of education in Sweden". He also wrote on theological and other subjects, but his reputation chiefly rests on his botanical works, especially Systema algarum, Species algarum rite cognitae on biological classification, and Icones Algarum (1824, 1820–28, and 1828–35). The greatest part of his Manual of Botany (2 vols., Malmoe, 1829–32) has been translated into German.
Other works available online
- Algarum decas prima [-quarta] /auctore Carolo Ad. Agardh
- Dispositio algarum Sueciae /cuctore Carolo Adolfo Agardh
- Caroli A. Agardh Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae : adjecta dispositione universali algarum
- Aphorismi botanici.
- Classes plantarum (with Holmberg, L. P. and Lundstrom, Petrus M.)
- Adnotationes botanicae (with Swartz, Olof, Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, and Wikström, Joh. Em)
- "Agardh, Karl Adolf". The American Cyclopædia. 1879.
- Eriksson, Gunnar (1970). "Agardh, Carl Adolph". Dictionary of Scientific Biography 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 69–70. ISBN 0-684-10114-9.
- "Karl Adolph Agardh". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- "Author Query for 'C.Agardh'". International Plant Names Index.
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- http://www.biomus.lu.se/indexBsamae.html Lund Museum - Collections: algae
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