Thomas Gage (botanist)

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Sir Thomas Gage, 7th Baronet (1781 – 27 December 1820, Rome) was an English botanist, from a junior branch of the Gage family of Firle, Sussex. The woodland flower Gagea is named in his honour.[1][2]

He married, Mary-Anne Browne, the daughter of Valentine Browne, 1st Earl of Kenmare[3]

In his herbarium, he had various plant specimens including Iris subbiflora.[4]


  1. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine. A. Dodd and A. Smith. 1823. pp. 607–608. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1915). The standard cyclopedia of horticulture, Volume 3. Macmillan. 
  3. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Henry Colburn. 1839. p. 434. 
  4. ^ Mills, Colin. "Iris subbiflora Brot.". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Gage
(of Hengrave, Suffolk)
Succeeded by
Thomas Rokewode-Gage