Le Fort, René

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Le Fort, René Gender: M
René Léon Le Fort
born on 30 March 1869 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Lille, France, 50n38, 3e04
Timezone LMT m3e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°06' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 19°56 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°31'

René Le Fort (1943?)
photo: Unknownwikidata:Q4233718, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French surgeon remembered for creating a classification for fractures of the face. He was a nephew to surgeon Léon Clément Le Fort (1829–1893), who introduced a surgical operation for uterine prolapse.

In 1901 René Le Fort published a treatise called Étude expérimentale sur les fractures de la mâchoire supérieure involving his experiments with maxillary fractures of the skull. To perform these experiments, Le Fort used intact cadaver heads, and delivered blunt forces of varying degrees of magnitude, as well as from different directions. From these tests, he determined that predictable patterns of fractures are the result of certain types of injuries, and concluded that there are three predominant types of mid-face fractures.

He died on 30 March 1951, aged 82, in Lille.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 1450) from the online Lille archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Le Fort I/II/III fractures")