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
(French Mineralogist and Geologist Who First Arranged the Geologic Formations of the Tertiary Period in Chronological Order)
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

Alcide d'Orbigny is regarded as the founder of micropaleontology. The French paleontologist traveled for 8 years throughout South America, exploring its natural history and geology. His study of marine fossils, sedimentary rocks, and pollen was accompanied by his iconic written work Paléontologie française. He supported the theory of catastrophism.

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