Abbott, Isabella

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Abbott, Isabella Gender: F
Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona
born on 20 June 1919 at 00:20 (= 12:20 AM )
Place Hana, Hawaii, 20n45, 155w59
Timezone HST h10w30 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°03' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°05 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 05°22'

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American educator, phycologist, and ethnobotanist noted as the first native Hawaiian woman to receive a PhD in science; she became the leading expert on Pacific algae. She authored eight books and over 150 publications. She was considered the world's leading expert on Hawaiian seaweeds, known in the Hawaiian language as limu. She was credited with discovering over 200 species, with several named after her, including the Rhodomelaceae family (red algae) genus of Abbottella. This earned her the nickname "First Lady of Limu."

Her Hawaiian name means "white rain of Hana" and she was known as "Izzy". Her father was ethnically Chinese while her mother was a Native Hawaiian.

Isabella Kauakea Aiona Abbott died on 28 October 2010 at the age of 91 at her home in Honolulu.

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  • Work : Great Achievement 1950 (PhD in botany)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1950 (Donald Putnam Abbott)
  • Death of Mate 1986 (Donald Putnam Abbott)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Native Hawaiian mother, Chinese father)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in botany)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Sixth of eight)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Donald Putnam Abbott)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Phycologist, ethnobotanist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field