Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre

Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre āmāˈ zhäkˈ älĕksäNˈdrə bôNpläNˈ [key], 1773–1858, French surgeon and naturalist who accompanied Alexander von Humboldt on his expedition in Latin America. He wrote several works on the plants of Mexico and South America, which he had collected on this journey. For a time he was director of Empress Josephine's gardens at Malmaison. In 1816 he immigrated to South America, residing in Argentina and Paraguay, where he taught, farmed, and conducted botanical research.

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