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Janis Ilsters (1851 - 1889)

Teacher and prominent/great botanist. He wrote the first Latvian botanical book
and gave Latvian names to many plants.
He is also my grandfather's grandfather's brother (to me it is easier to follow
the tree saying this way).

Skolotajs un eewehrojams botanikis, dzimis Westeenas draudze 1851.g., miris dzimtenee
1889.g. (avots: "Smaidi un asaras jeb dzejneeku labdeenas" 1904, J. Ozols, Zehsis)

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