Famous French Entomologists

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Pierre-André Latreille
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Birthdate: November 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
Died: February 6, 1833
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Jean-Henri Fabre
(French Entomologist Who is Widely Regarded as the Father of Modern Entomology)
Jean-Henri Fabre
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Birthdate: December 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Leons, France
Died: October 11, 1915

Jean-Henri Fabre was a French entomologist, naturalist, teacher, chemist, physicist, botanist, and author. He is best remembered for his study of insects; Fabre is widely regarded as the father of modern entomology. He is also remembered for his interesting literary work on the lives of insects. Jean-Henri Fabre's life and career inspired the 1951 biographical movie Monsieur Fabre.

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Laurent Schwartz
(Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist)
Laurent Schwartz
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Birthdate: March 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4, 2002
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René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochelle, La, France
Died: October 17, 1757
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René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
(French Writer and Entomologist Who Introduced the 'Réaumur Temperature Scale')
René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Rochelle
Died: October 17, 1757

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur was a French writer and entomologist. He is best remembered for his contribution to the field of entomology. René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur is also remembered for introducing the Réaumur temperature scale.

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Paul Gervais
(Paleontologist)
Paul Gervais
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Birthdate: September 26, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 10, 1879
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Paul-Émile Botta
(Italian-Born French Archaeologist Who Discovered the Ruins of the Assyrian Capital of 'Dur-Sharrukin')
Paul-Émile Botta
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Birthdate: December 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 29, 1870

The son of a renowned Italian historian, Italian-born French archaeologist Paul-Émile Botta was chosen as a consul at Mosul, modern-day Iraq. While he initially excavated relics of Assyrian king Sargon II's palace, he later mistakenly believed he had discovered Nineveh. One shipment of the antiquities he unearthed was sunk in transit.

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Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
(French-Swiss Botanist Best Known for His Contributions to the Study of the Geographic Distribution of Plants)
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
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Birthdate: October 28, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4, 1893

Born to famous botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle had initially studied law but switched to botany later. Part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he made significant contributions to phytogeography. He also called the inaugural International Botanical Congress for standardizing botanical nomenclature.

Ernest Doudart de Lagrée
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Birthdate: March 31, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: March 12, 1868
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René Jeannel
(Entomologist)
René Jeannel
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Birthdate: March 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20, 1965