Hauman, Lucien Leon
|Birthname||Lucien Leon Hauman-Merck|
|born on||8 July 1880 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20|
|Timezone||LST m4e21 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°37' 26°52 Asc. 11°56'|
Belgian botanist, who studied and collected plants in South America and Africa. The genera Haumania (J.Léonard, 1949) and Haumaniastrum (P.A.Duvign. et Plancke, 1959) commemorate his name, as do species with the epithet of haumanii.
He received his education in Gembloux, and afterwards relocated to Argentina, where he obtained a position in the department of agronomy and veterinary medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. From 1904 to 1925 he taught classes in botany, plant pathology and agricultural microbiology at the university. In 1910 he laid the foundations for its botanical garden.
In Argentina he conducted important phytogeographical research, and he also performed plant collection duties that involved excursions to Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay as well as in Argentina. In 1927 he returned to Europe, where from 1928 to 1949, he served as a professor of botany at the Free University of Brussels. During this period he studied African flora, about which, he collected numerous plants in the Belgian Congo. In 1949 he returned to Argentina as an honorary professor at the University of Buenos Aires. The "Jardín Botánico Lucien Hauman" at the university is named in his honour.
He died on 16 September 1965 in Brussels, aged 85.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)