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Dahlia, the flower named after Anders Dahl

Anders (Andreas) Dahl (March 17, 1751 – May 25, 1789) was a Swedish botanist and student of Carolus Linnaeus. The dahlia flower is named after him [1].

In 1770, Dahl entered Uppsala University as a freshman (Carolus Linnaeus died in 1778). After receiving the bachelor's degree, he worked in Gothenburg as curator of the private natural museum and botanic garden of Claes Alströmer. In 1786 he received a medical doctor's degree at the University of Kiel, Germany. In 1787 he started to teach medicine and botany at the university in Academy of Åbo (today's University of Helsinki).

Dahl was a renowned botanist, the publisher of Observationes botanicæ circa Systema vegetabilium divi a Linné.


In 1751, Sweden still used the Julian calendar, so the birth date might be off by 10 days.



Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Anders (Andreas) Dahl
(March 17, 1751 - May 25, 1789)
Swedish botanist


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