Jan Svatopluk Presl

Jan Svatopluk Presl
Born (1791-09-04)4 September 1791
Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy
Died 6 April 1849(1849-04-06) (aged 57)
Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Fields Botany, Chemistry
Alma mater Charles University
Author abbrev. (botany) J.Presl

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 Prirozenosti Rostlin.

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