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Robert Elias Fries

Robert Elias Fries

Swedish biologist
Robert Elias Fries
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Intro Swedish biologist
A.K.A. R.E.Fr.
Was Scientist Botanist Biologist Mycologist
From Sweden
Type Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 11 July 1876, Uppsala Cathedral Assembly, Sweden
Death 29 January 1966, Stockholm, Sweden; Engelbrekt, Sweden (aged 89 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
Father: Theodor Magnus Fries
Siblings: Thoralf FriesThore Christian Elias Fries
Spouse: Nanna Curman
Children: Magnus FriesClaes Sigurd Elias Fries
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Robert Elias Fries

(Klas) Robert Elias Fries (11 July 1876, Uppsala – 29 January 1966, Stockholm), the youngest son of Theodor Magnus Fries (1832–1913) and grandson of Elias Magnus Fries(1794–1878) and an expert on mushrooms. A Swedish botanist who was a member of the British Mycological Society and involved with The Botanical Museum (UPS), Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Natural History Museum (BM), the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (BR), Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève (G), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K),the Swedish Museum of Natural History Department of Phanerogamic Botany (S) and the United States National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution (US).

A collector of plants from 1901 through 1923 in Europe: Sweden; Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tropical South America: Bolivia; Temperate South America: Argentina. He sometimes worked with his father and his brother Thore Christian Elias Fries (1886–1931).

He was part of the Swedish 1901-1902 expedition to Argentina and Bolivia, crossing the desert of Chaco, and the Andes.

Professor Bergianus at the Bergius Foundation in Stockholm and head of its garden, Bergianska trädgården. He published works on mycology, plant geography, and systematics. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation R.E.Fr. when citing a botanical name.

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