Jan Ingenhousz

Discovery of Photosynthesis December 8, 1730 Today is the birthday of the Dutch physician, physiologist, and botanist Jan Ingenhousz (“ENG-in-house”). Jan made one of the most significant botanical discoveries in history: photosynthesis. Jan served as the personal physician to the royal Habsburg family in Austria. In 1771, Jan traveled to England with a group that…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered photosynthesis. We’ll also learn about the Linnean Society Librarian, who was a botanist and explorer in his own right. We’ll remember the judge who created a new kind of berry. We hear a long-forgotten verse about a rose and a raspberry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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