Jan Svatopluk Presl

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Jan Svatopluk Presl
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Born(1791-09-04)4 September 1791
Died6 April 1849(1849-04-06) (aged 57)
Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Alma materCharles University
Scientific career
FieldsBotany, Chemistry
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Presl
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Jan Svatopluk Presl (4 September 1791 – 6 April 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. He was the co-author of an important Czech taxonomic work,O Přirozenosti Rostlin.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Berchtold, Friedrich von; Presl, Jan Svatopluk (1820). O Přirozenosti Rostlin. Prague: Krala Wiljma Endersa.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Berchtold, Friedrich von; Presl, Jan Svatopluk (1820–1835). O Přirozenosti Rostlin aneb rostlinář. Prague: Jos Krause.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

See also[edit]

  • Carl Borivoj Presl (C.Presl, 1794–1852) — Czech botanist, and younger brother of Jan Presl.


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