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Rowland Biffen
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Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Born on 28th of May 1874
Died on 12th of July 1949

Born 1874. Died 1949 - English botanist and geneticist.


A botanist and geneticist, he was the first professor of agricultural botany at Cambridge in 1908. In 1912 the Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) was established, of which he was Director, and he is regarded as one of the first scientific plant breeders. He won the Royal Societyís Darwin Medal in 1920.

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