Famous French Mineralogists

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Charles Friedel
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Birthdate: March 12, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: April 20, 1899

Charles Friedel was a French chemist and mineralogist. He studied under famed chemist and microbiologist  Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. He later obtained the post of professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne. He collaborated with James Crafts to develop the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions. His son Georges also became a renowned mineralogist. 

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René-Just Haüy
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Birthdate: February 28, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Just-en-Chaussee, France
Died: June 3, 1822
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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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Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
(French Naturalist and a Pioneer in the Fields of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology)
Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
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Birthdate: May 29, 1716
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montbard, France
Died: January 1, 1800
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Georges Friedel
(Crystallographer)
Georges Friedel
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Birthdate: July 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: December 11, 1933
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Jean-Étienne Guettard
(Geologist and Mineralogist Known for His Pioneering Geological Survey of France)
Jean-Étienne Guettard
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Birthdate: September 22, 1715
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Étampes, France
Died: January 7, 1786
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Charles-Victor Mauguin
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Birthdate: September 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Provins, France
Died: April 25, 1958
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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