The botanist John Bartram died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Eighteenth century American botanist who introduced “New World” plants to European gardeners and botanists.
He grew up in a Quaker family and became a farmer with a self-taught knowledge of medicine and medicinal plants.
He was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a foreign member in 1769.