Suringar, Willem Frederik Reinier

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Suringar, Willem Frederik Reinier Gender: M
born on 28 December 1832 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 53n12, 5e48
Timezone LMT m5e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°34' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°02 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°49'

Willem Frederik Reinier Suringar (1868)


Dutch botanist who took part in a scientific expedition to Suriname, British Guiana, Trinidad and the Netherlands Antilles in 1884-1885. As a taxonomist he circumscribed numerous species within the genus Melocactus. In 1886 Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre named the genus Suringaria (family Myrtaceae) in his honour.

In 1857 he obtained his PhD from the University of Leiden, where afterwards he served as an associate professor of botany (1857–1862). In 1862 he succeeded Willem Hendrik de Vriese as a full professor of botany at Leiden, a position he maintained until his death in 1898. From 1871 to 1898 he was director of the Rijksherbarium, being the successor of Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel.

His son, Jan Valckenier Suringar (1864–1932), was also a botanist. He died on 12 July 1898 in Leiden.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3631 [1].


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)