Lottin, Victor Charles
|born on||26 October 1795 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°31' 17°43 Asc. 09°31'|
French frigate captain and geographer who took part in the voyage made around the world by the Astrolabe, under the command of Dumont-d'Urville. He served as a lieutenant on the research expedition to Iceland and Greenland. During these two excursions, Lottin drew several maps and gathered a large quantity of objects of natural history, and made mention of the aurora borealis, inserted in the Annales Maritimes (1839). He was a member of the Academy of Sciences, Section of Geography and Navigation (elected in 1852) and a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
He died at Versailles on 18 February 1858.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Geography
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer