Sibthorp, John

John  Sibthrop graduated from Lincoln College in 1777 and then studied medicine at the universities of Edinburgh and Montpellier. In 1784 he succeeded his father to the Sherardian professorship but left his duties to a deputy while he went to Gottingen and Vienna in preparation for a botanical tour of Greece (in 1786) and Cyprus (in 1787). He returned to England the following year, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society and took part in the foundation of the Linnean Society. He was the author of Flors Graeca, a work which was said to have cost £30,000 to produce. He also began work on the Flora of Oxfordshire, which was published in 1794. He made a second tour of Greece but developed consumption on the way home and died in Bath on 8th February 1796.

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