John Isaac Briquet

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John Isaac Briquet (1870 – 1931) was a Swiss botanist, director of the Conservatoire Botanique at Geneva.[1] [2][3] He studied botany with Simon Schwendener, Adolf Engler, Marc Thury, Johannes Müller Argoviensis, and Alphonse de Candolle.[1] Besides his floristic work, he had a particular interest in the genus Galeopsis, and family Lamiaceae (Labiatae).[1] He is particularly remembered for his contributions to the Rules of Nomenclature, the precursors of the modern International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, with which he took a leading role from 1900, at a time when four sets of rules were competing for acceptance:[4]

... for more than 30 years [he] was to take de Candolle's place as the leader in nomenclatural matters and ... by his clear-headedness, good nature, and judicial attitude was to contribute much to the solution of their problems.


  1. ^ a b c Gleason, H. A. (1932). "Obituary". Science 76 (1968): 247–248. doi:10.1126/science.76.1968.247. PMID 17731050. 
  2. ^ "Index of Botanists". Harvard University Herbaria. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Briquet, John Isaac (1870–1931)". Aluka. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  4. ^ Weatherby, C.A. (1949). "Botanical Nomenclature Since 1867". American Journal of Botany 36 (1): 5–7. JSTOR 2438113. 
  5. ^ "Author Query for 'Briq.'". International Plant Names Index.