Lu Yonggen

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Lu Yonggen (Chinese: 卢永根; 2 December 1930 – 12 August 2019) was a Chinese agronomist, plant geneticist, educator, and philanthropist.

Lu was President of South China Agricultural University from 1983 to 1995. He was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993. He was named China's second most generous philanthropist in 2017 after donating his entire life savings of 8.8 million yuan (US$1.34 million) to his university.[1]

Lu was born in Hong Kong. He died on 12 August 2019 in Guangzhou at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. "Lu Yonggen". Philanthropy in China. Harvard Kennedy School. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  2. 卢永根院士逝世 生于香港曾获感动中国2017年度人物 (in Chinese)