See also:English botanist, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 12th of
See also:September 1699 . Originally intended for a business career, he abandoned it in favour of medical and botanical studies . He was one of the founders (with J . J . Dillen and others) and the secretary of a botanical society which met for a few years in the
See also:house, Watling Street; he also started the
See also:Grub Street Journal, a weekly satirical review, which lasted from 1730 to 1737 . In 1732 he was appointed
See also:professor of botany in Cambridge University, but, finding little encouragement and hampered by lack of appliances, he soon discontinued lecturing . He retained his professorship, however, till 1762, when he resigned in favour of his son
See also:Thomas (1735-1825), author of
See also:Flora rustica (1792-1794) . Although he had not taken a medical degree, he long practised as a physician at
See also:Chelsea, where he died on the 29th of
See also:January 1768 . His reputation chiefly rests upon his Historia plantarum rariorum (1728-1737), and his
See also:translation, with valuable agricultural _and botanical notes, of the Eclogues (1749) and Georgics (1741) of Virgil . On resigning the botanical
See also:chair at Cambridge he presented the university with a number of his botanical specimens and books . See memoir by Thomas Martyn in
See also:Memoirs of
See also:John Martyn and Thomas Martyn, by G . C .
Gorham (183o) .
HENRY MARTYN (r781-1812)
FRANCISCO DE PAULA MARTYNEZ DE LA ROSA (2789–1862...
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