Beneden, Édouard van

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Beneden, Édouard van Gender: M
Édouard Joseph Louis Marie Van Beneden
born on 5 March 1846 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Louvain, Belgium, 50n53, 4e42
Timezone LMT m4e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°12 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°40'

Édouard van Beneden


Belgian embryologist, cytologist and marine biologist, who was professor of zoology at the University of Liège. He contributed to cytogenetics by his works on the roundworm Ascaris. In this work he discovered how chromosomes organized meiosis (the production of gametes).

Van Beneden elucidated, together with Walther Flemming and Eduard Strasburger, the essential facts of mitosis, where, in contrast to meiosis, there is a qualitative and quantitative equality of chromosome distribution to daughter cells.

Van Beneden's father, Pierre-Joseph van Beneden (1809–1894) was also a well-known biologist.

He died on 28 April 1910, aged 64, in Liège.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3403 [1].


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of zoology)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Embryologist, cytologist and marine biologist)