Tardieu, Auguste Ambroise

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Tardieu, Auguste Ambroise Gender: M
born on 10 March 1818 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°01' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°30 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°45'

Auguste Ambroise Tardieu


French medical doctor and the pre-eminent forensic medical scientist of the mid-19th century.

Tardieu's specialties were forensic medicine and toxicology. Over his 23-year career, Tardieu participated as a forensic expert in 5,238 cases, including many famous and notorious historical crimes. Using his cases as a statistical base, Tardieu wrote over a dozen volumes of forensic analysis, covering such diverse areas as abortion, drowning, hanging, insanity, homosexuality, poisoning, suffocation, syphilis, and tattoos.

In recognition of his first clinical descriptions of battered children, battered child syndrome is also known as Tardieu's syndrome.

Tardieu's ecchymoses, subpleural spots of ecchymosis that follow the death of a newborn child by strangulation or suffocation, were first described by Tardieu in 1859, and were so named in his honor.

He died on 12 January 1879.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'psychologues' pdf file, p. 71.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Forensic medicine and toxicology)