Charles Naudin (Botany)
Birthday 1815: Autun,
Charles Naudin taught botany in France in
1844. Two years later he became stone deaf and gave up teaching to do taxonomic
studies. In 1852 he suggested that hybridization might play a part in evolution.
Between 1854 and 1864 he grew several generations of hybrids to test his
theories but his techniques were inferior to the still generally unknown work by
Gregor Mendel (July 22) and his results were ultimately less