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Biography of Sir Joseph Banks

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English naturalist, botanist and science patron.  1743 - Born on the 13th of february in London, England.

 1751 - Joseph was educated at Harrow School.  1756 - Educated and graduated at Eton College.

    1760 - Enrolled as a gentleman-commoner at Oxford University.  1764 - Sir Joseph Banks paid Cambridge botanist Israel Lyons to deliver a series of lectures at Oxford.

 1766 - Sir Joseph Banks was elected to the Royal Society.  1768-1771 - Sir Joseph Banks took part in Cook's first great voyage, and some 75 species bear Banks' name.

          - Credited with the introduction to the West of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia.  1771 - Sir Joseph Banks arrived back in England on 12th of July and immediately became famous.

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