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Erik Acharius
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Born 10 October 1757
Died 14 August 1819 (1819-08-15) (aged 61)
Citizenship Sweden
Alma mater Uppsala University
Known for Pioneering lichenology
Awards Member of the Linnean Society
Scientific career
Fields Botany Lichenology
Academic advisors Carl Linnaeus
Author abbrev. (botany) Ach.

Erik Acharius (10 October 1757 – 14 August 1819) was a Swedish botanist who pioneered the taxonomy of lichens and is known as the "father of lichenology." Acharius was famously the last pupil of Carl Linnaeus.

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