Robert Fortune

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Robert Fortune
Born16 September 1812(1812-09-16)
Kelloe, Berwickshire, Scotland
Died13 Apryle 1880(1880-04-13) (aged 67)

Robert Fortune (16 September 1812 – 13 Apryle 1880)[1][2] wis a Scots botanist, plant hunter an traiveller, best kent for stealingtea plants frae Cheenae on behauf o the British East India Company.

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  1. Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Fortune, Robert" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  2. "Ten Things…You Never Knew About The Scottish." Britain 79.5 (2011): 98. Academic Search Complete. Web. 14 Nov. 2012.