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BARON FERDINAND VON MULLER (1825–1896)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 961 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARON FERDINAND VON MULLER (1825–1896), German botanist and explorer, was born at Rostock on the 3oth of June 1825, and was educated, after the early death of his parents, in Schleswig. He studied the flora of Schleswig and 'Holstein from 1840 to 1847, when he emigrated to South Australia and travelled through the colony from 1848 to 1852, discovering and describing a large number of plants previously unknown. In 1852 he was appointed government botanist for Victoria, and examined its flora, and especially the Alpine vegetation of Australia, which was previously unknown. Then, as phyto-
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