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Biographical entry Andrade, Edmundo Navarro de (1881 - 1941)

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Agricultural engineer, Ecology and Conservation and Timber Industry


Edmundo Navarro de Andrade studied at the National School of Agriculture of Coimbra (Portugal), where he graduated in 1903 as Agricultural Engineer. On returning to Brazil from his studies, he brought with him seeds of Eucalyptus globulus for planting. He joined the research team of the Jundiai Forest Garden in Brazil and had planted 32,000 eucalypts by 1906. In 1913 he visited Joseph Maiden in Sydney, bringing seeds of an additional 144 species back to Brazil. In 1916, work commenced on the Museu do Eucalipto at Rio Claro, located in the Navarro de Andrade State Forest and Park in Sao Paulo. The aim for this museum was to store and display artefacts and wood samples and become a knowledge centre on eucalypts.



19 August 1933 - 4 October 1933
Career event - Minister of Agriculture. Location: Brazil
9 January 1934 - 18 February 1934
Career event - Minister of Agriculture. Location: Brazil

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Museu do Eucalipto (1916 - )

    The garden was established in 1909. De Andrade took up residence in the garden and established a eucalyptus research centre, named the Museu do Eucalipto, in 1916.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration (Crows Nest Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2010), 344 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Coppen, John J. W. ed., Eucalyptus : the genus Eucalyptus (London: Taylor &‚Äč Francis, 2002), 450 pp. Details


See also

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