Petrus Houttuyn

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Petrus Houttuyn (18 June 1648, Amsterdam – 10 January 1709, Leiden), often cited as Peter Hotton, was a Dutch botanist and medical professor of medicine and botany at Leiden University. As professor of botany, he was ex officio supervisor of the university’s botanic garden and was given an official residence and an allowance for foreign correspondence and the exchange of seeds and plants.

He was succeeded by Herman Boerhaave.

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  • Horn, W. & Kahle, I. & Friese, G. & Gaedike, R. (1990)Collectiones entomologicae. Eine Kompendium über den Verbleib entomologischer Sammlungen der Welt bis 1960. Berlin: Akadademie der Landwirtschaftswissenschaften der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik.
  • Dictionnaire des sciences médicales. Biographie médicale. Bd. 5 Paris, 1822.