Joseph Sabine

Joseph Sabine ( born June 6 1770 in Tewin, Hertfordshire, † January 24, 1837 in London ) was an English finance officer and naturalist. Its official botanical author abbreviation is " Sabine".

Joseph Sabine was the eldest son of the Joseph Sabine.

Sabine was a barrister and worked as such until 1808 in the legal system. From 1808 to 1835, he was " Inspector - General of Assessed taxes" and thus taxman.

Sabine but was also interested in natural science; he devoted himself to botany and ornithology. He was a founder of the London Horticultural Society ( now called the Royal Horticultural Society). From 1816 to 1830 he was secretary of this society. Sabine was also treasurer of the Zoological Society of London; Moreover, he was a member of the Linnean Society of London and a founding member of the Athenaeum Club founded in 1823.

Sabine died on January 24, 1837 in Mill Street, Hanover Square, London. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

Joseph Sabine's younger brother Edward Sabine (1788-1883) was an astronomer and naturalist.


1799 Sabine was elected as a member ( "Fellow" ) to the Royal Society. The Swiss botanist Augustin de Candolle named Pyrame 1825, the plant genus sabinea from the legume family ( Fabaceae ) in his honor.