Born at Lyon in 1820, died January 24, 1874.
[From The Quest for the Rose, by Phillips & Rix, p. 114:] Claude Ducher began breeding roses in Lyon in 1835. Ducher raised many fine roses, some of which are still grown, notably the Noisettes 'Rêve d'Or' (1869) and 'Bouquet d'Or' (1872) and the Tea 'Marie van Houtte' (1871).
[From Botanica's Roses, p. 210:] Jean-Claude Ducher was one of the most esteemed hybridizers during the golden age of rose production in Lyon, France.
[From The Old Rose Adventurer, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 493:] Ducher, [Jean-]Claude was born at Lyon in 1820... the first [Ducher] to interest himself exclusively in new roses, and his fame mounted on May 16, 1845, when an exhibition of unreleased seedlings took place at the Palace of the Arts.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 139:]
Born at Lyon, [France], 1820
Firm founded in 1845