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Sir William Jackson Hooker

Biography of Sir William Jackson Hooker

William Jackson Hooker
William Jackson Hooker

The Hooker Chair of Botany is named for William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), Regius Professor of Botany at the University from 1820 until 1841.

Born in Norwich, Hooker inherited a large estate in 1806 and devoted his life to the study of botany. He was appointed to the University chair in 1820 and awarded an LLD the following year.

Hooker left the University in 1841 to become Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew.

Summary

Sir William Jackson Hooker
Botanist

Born 6 July 1785.
Died 12 August 1865.
University Link: Honorary Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: botanists
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P14389
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Record last updated: 6th May 2008

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University Roles

  • Honorary Graduate
  • Professor

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