George Bentham — English Scientist born on September 22, 1800, died on September 10, 1884

George Bentham CMG FRS was an English botanist, characterised by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the nineteenth century"... (wikipedia)

I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first, but before the season was over, I had collected between one and two hundred species.
I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.