Briart, Alphonse

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Briart, Alphonse Gender: M
born on 25 February 1825 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium, 50n28, 4e17
Timezone LMT m4e17 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°26' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°09 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 07°14'


Belgian geologist and supervisor of the coal mines at Bascoup and Mariemont near Morlanwelz in the Hainaut province of Belgium, who studied that region. During the period 1863-1896 he and Francois Cornet published a number of books and papers describing fossils and geological structures found near Mons. They devised theories - now generally accepted - as to the geological history of the region. After Cornet's death in 1887, Briart continued to write alone. He died in 1898 at Morlanwelz. The mineral Briartite is named for his grandson, Gaston Briart.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1898

Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction