Jan Svatopluk Presl

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Jan Svatopluk Presl
Jan Svatopluk Presl 1791-1849.jpg
Born (1791-09-04)4 September 1791
Prague, Bohemia, Austria
Died 6 April 1849(1849-04-06) (aged 57)
Prague, Bohemia, Austria
Fields Botany, Chemistry
Alma mater Charles University
Author abbrev. (botany) J.Presl

Jan Svatopluk Presl (1791–1849) was a Bohemian natural scientist. He was the brother of botanist Karel Bořivoj Presl (1794–1852). The Czech Botanical Society commemorated the two brothers by naming its principal publication Preslia (founded in 1914). He is the author of Czech scientific terminology of various branches of science, including the Czech chemical nomenclature.

Major Publication[edit]

  • O přirozenosti rostlin aneb rostlinář, obsahugjcj popsánj a wyobrazenj rostlin podlé řádů přirozených zpořádané ... / wydán Bedřichem Wšejmjrem hrabětem z Berchtoldu a Janem Swatoplukem Preslem. Jos. Kaus,Prague 1823.

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See also: Presl