John Hope (1725 - 1786)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died
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Hope, John. 10/05/1725-10/11/1786. Ref: 757. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Greyfriars Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Botanist, Physician.
  • Appointments Held: Keeper 1761-, Glasgow Botanic Garden, Professor 1761-8 Botany and Materia Medica; 1768-86 Medicine and Botany, Edinburgh University, Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Physician to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; King's Botanist in Scotland.
  • Schools and Tutors: Dalkeith Grammar School, Midlothian.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MD (Glasgow 1750) Edinburgh and Paris Universities.
  • Marital Status: Married Juliana Stevenson.
  • Family: son Thomas Charles Hope FRSE 1766-1844.
  • Mother: Marion Glas.
  • Father: Robert Hope, Surgeon, Edinburgh.
  • Other Family: Brother-in-law of Alexander Stevenson FRSE 1726-1791.
  • References: DNB 27, 1891, 321-2; Anderson 2, 492-3; A. Grant 2, 382; Shapin 252; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981; W P Anderson 1931, 377-8.
  • Memberships: FRS (1767), FRCPE (1762,President 1784-6), Royal Medical Society(Hon 1748).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: The genus Hopea is named after him.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 454

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1725
May 10, 1725
Edinburgh, Scotland
1766
July 21, 1766
Age 41
Edinburgh, Scotland
1786
November 10, 1786
Age 61
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Edinburgh, Scotland