Luther Burbank

Horticulturist Luther Burbank

Profession: Horticulturist

United States of America

Why Famous: He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants including his most successful breed of Shasta daisy, fire poppy and a natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato in which later became known as the Russet Burbank potato.

Born: March 7, 1849
Birthplace: Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: April 11, 1926 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Gastrointestinal complications

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