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Pehr Forsskal, Swedish-Finnish zoologist, explorer...

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Perhaps his two entries should be combined?
1732: Pehr Forsskal, Finish botanist, zoologist and explorer, was born in Helsinki, Finland. He later studied under Linnaeus at Uppsala, and then took part in a Danish royal expedition through the Ottoman Empire.

1732: Peter (or Pehr) Forsskal (also spelled Forskaol, Forskal, Forsskahl), Swedish explorer, was born in Helsinki. As a student at Uppsala, he was among Linnaeus' proteges, and would later explore Egypt and Arabia, collecting botanical and zoological specimen. Several species are named for him.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

It appears that I added one and Terry the other...yes, we should combine them. Thanks for the head's up. I'll do it tomorrow, so as not to tinker with live programming.

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