Peter Hochuli was born on 25 October 1946 in the small village of Unterentfelden in the Canton of Aargau, northern Switzerland. He attended primary school in Unterentfelden; however, his mother and sisters convinced him to continue his education in the boarding school at the Cistercian monastery in the nearby city of Wettingen, in the Limmat Valley, district of Baden. The monastery school stimulated and reinforced his curiosity for nature, and Peter became fascinated by all the natural sciences, especially botany. Peter collected plants in and around Aargau for his own herbarium while he was at boarding school. His herbarium encompasses...

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