Antoine Risso

Antoine Joseph Risso (Antonio Giuseppe Risso; August 7 1777August 25 1845) was an Italian-French naturalist.

Risso was born in Nice, then part of the Duchy of Savoy, and studied under Giovanni Battista Balbis. He published Ichthyologie de Nice (1810), Histoire naturelle de l'Europe méridionale (1826) and Histoire Naturelle des Orangers (1818-22).

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