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Joseph Banks
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Born in Oxford Circus, London
Born on 13rd of February 1743
Died on 19th of June 1820

1743 - 1820 . English botanist.

Educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Accompanied James Cook on his expedition around the world (1768-71). President of Royal Society for 41 years. Made a baronet in 1781.

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