Person Male Born 19/2/1733 Died 13/5/1782
Swedish botanist. Came to London in June 1760 to promote Carl Linnaeus’ taxonomy and used it to catalogue the natural history collections at the British Museum. Travelled with Joseph Banks on Captain Cook's first voyage and landed in what was then called Botonist Bay, after them, later Botany Bay. Returned to London and continued working with Banks and at the BM. Died at Banks' home in Soho Square. Buried at the Swedish Church but moved to Brookwood Cemetery in 1913, by some accounts.