Famous French Geologists

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Conrad Schlumberger
(Geophysicist)
Conrad Schlumberger
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Birthdate: October 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guebwiller, France
Died: May 9, 1936

Along with his brother, Marcel Schlumberger, Conrad Schlumberger formed one of the most well-known geophysicist duos of Germany. A pioneer in petroleum production, he co-established Schlumberger Ltd., one of the world’s largest oil-field service companies, with Marcel. Their technique of oil exploration offered a cheap alternative than the existing coring methods.

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Katia Krafft
(Volcanologists)
Katia Krafft
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Birthdate: April 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Soultz-Haut-Rhin, France
Died: June 3, 1991
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Bernard Palissy
(French potter and scientist)
Bernard Palissy
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Birthdate: 1510 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1589 AD
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Maurice Taieb
(Geologist)
Maurice Taieb
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Birthdate: July 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tunisia
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Alexandre Brongniart
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Birthdate: February 5, 1770
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 7, 1847

Best known for exploring the geology of the Tertiary Period, Alexandre Brongniart initially taught natural history and then became a professor of mineralogy. He also worked for the development of porcelain enameling in France. His other works include a classification of reptiles and the introduction of geologic dating.

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Alcide d'Orbigny
(French Paleontologist Known for His Pathbreaking Exploration of South American Natural History)
Alcide d'Orbigny
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Birthdate: September 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coueron, France
Died: June 30, 1857
Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu
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Birthdate: June 23, 1750
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
Died: November 28, 1801
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Marcellin Boule
(Palaeontologist)
Marcellin Boule
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Birthdate: January 1, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montsalvy, France
Died: July 4, 1942
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Pierre Perrault
(Scientists)
Pierre Perrault
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Birthdate: 1608 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1680 AD
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Joachim Barrande
(Geologist)
Joachim Barrande
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Birthdate: August 11, 1799
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saugues, France
Died: October 5, 1883
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Édouard Lartet
(Geologist)
Édouard Lartet
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Birthdate: April 15, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castelnau-Barbarens, France
Died: January 28, 1871
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Ami Boué
(Geologist)
Ami Boué
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Birthdate: March 16, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 21, 1881
Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont
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Birthdate: September 25, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mézidon-Canon, Mézidon Vallée d'Auge, France
Died: September 21, 1874
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Auguste Michel-Lévy
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Birthdate: August 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27, 1911
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Gabriel-Auguste Daubrée
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Birthdate: June 25, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: May 29, 1896
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Nicolas Desmarest
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Birthdate: September 16, 1725
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Soulaines-Dhuys, France
Died: September 20, 1815
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Marcel Alexandre Bertrand
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Birthdate: July 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 13, 1907
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Émile Haug
(Geologist)
Émile Haug
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Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drusenheim, France
Died: August 28, 1927
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Alfred Lacroix
(Mineralogist)
Alfred Lacroix
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Birthdate: February 4, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mâcon, France
Died: March 12, 1948
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Pierre-Marie Termier
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Birthdate: July 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: October 23, 1930
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Henri termier
(Geologist)
Henri termier
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Birthdate: December 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: August 12, 1989
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Maurice Gignoux
(Geologist)
Maurice Gignoux
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Birthdate: October 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: August 20, 1955