Adriaan van Royen
Dutch botanistDied when: 74 years 109 days (891 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Adriaan van Royen (11 November 1704 in Leiden – 28 February 1779 in Leiden) was a Dutch botanist.He was a professor at Leiden University and is associated with Carl Linnaeus.
He is best known for his work on flora of Southeast Asia.Adriaan van Royen formed a close relationship with Linnaeus, who had visited the Leiden Botanic Garden during a stay in Leiden between 1737 and 1738.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1728.He died in Leiden in 1779.The genus Royena L. (= Diospyros sect.
Royena (L.) F.White), in the Ebenaceae, and Blume.Sutton, D.A. are named after him.The standard author abbreviation Royen is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.