188. Giuseppe Inzegna (1816-1887)

Botanist, agronomist and mycologist born in Palermo, Inzegna obtained a degree in physics, mathematics and agriculture. In 1842 he was appointed substitute professor in agriculture. His academic career would take him to cover various academic roles at the University of Palermo.

Inzegna published numerous scientific publications in different research areas such as agronomy, agricultural industry, botany, agricultural mechanics, arboriculture, plant pathology, sugar cane, carob and saffron cultivation methods, as well as a practical manual of the sumac cultivation in Sicily. Inzegna also published poems in Sicilian dialect (under the pen name of Eugene Savarese) and described about 200 species of Sicilian mushrooms, studied plants such as citrus fruit and prickly pear .

Read More:
1. Treccani, http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/giuseppe-inzenga_(Dizionario-Biografico)/
2. Wikipedia, https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Inzenga

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