Apollo Mussin-Pushkin

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Apollo Mussin-Pushkin.

Count Apollos Apollosovich Musin-Pushkin (Russian: Аполло́с Аполло́сович Му́син-Пу́шкин; February 17, 1760 – April 18, 1805) was a Russian chemist and plant collector. He led a botanical expedition to the Caucasus in 1802 with his friend botanist Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein.[1]

In 1797, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the Russian mining board and developed several new methods of refining and processing of platinum.[2] The genus of Puschkinia commemorates his name.[3]


  1. ^ Wunschmann, Ernest (1884). General German Biography (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie) Vol. 20. Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. p. 432. 
  2. ^ "175 Years of Manufacture of Platinum Metals in Russia". Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry. 76 (11): 1873–1880. 1 November 2003. doi:10.1023/B:RJAC.0000018706.43805.55. 
  3. ^ Rix, Martyn; Mathew, Brian (February 2007). "582. PUSCHKINIA PESHMENII.". Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 24 (1): 54–57. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8748.2007.00561.x.