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Joao de Loureiro

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Name  Joao Loureiro
Role  Botanist
Joao de Loureiro
Died  October 18, 1791, Lisbon, Portugal

Joao de Loureiro (1717, Lisbon – October 1791) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and botanist.

After receiving admission to the Jesuit Order, he served as a missionary in Goa (3 years) and Macau (4 years). In 1742 he traveled to Cochinchina, remaining there for 35 years. Here he worked as a mathematician and naturalist, acquiring knowledge on the properties and uses of native medicinal plants. In 1777 he journeyed to Canton, returning to Lisbon four years later.

In 1790 he published a work on flora of Cochinchina titled Flora Cochinchinensis.

Books about Joao de Loureiro

  • Pe. Joao de Loureiro : missionario e botanico by Jose Maria Braga, 1938.
  • References

    Joao de Loureiro Wikipedia

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