Cuvier, Baron Georges
|born on||23 August 1769 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Montbeliard, France, 47n31, 6e48|
|Timezone||LMT m6e48 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°11' 12°18 Asc. 17°08'|
French scientist, the founder of paleontology and the most eminent scientist in the field of biology of his time. A devout Christian all of his life, as a youth he planned to enter a religious order but became increasingly interested in science. Cuvier became the head of the Natural History museum in Paris. Particularly intrigued by the comparison of the anatomies of species, he was so skilled in biological relationships that he could infer the shape of a creature from a few bones and reconstruct the animal, becoming essentially the founder of comparative anatomy.
He died 5/13/1832, Paris.
Vic Shaw quotes Gauquelin "Spheres," p.73.
Sy Scholfield quotes same data from a transcript of the birth certificate in Georges-Frédéric Goguel's book, "Hommes connus dans le monde savant, en France et à l'étranger, nés ou élevés à Montbéliard" (Grassart, 1864), p. 22.
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Devout Christian)
- Vocation : Science : Biology
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of comparative anatomy)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Most eminent biologist of his day)