Carnot, Marie-Adolphe

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Carnot, Marie-Adolphe Gender: M
born on 27 January 1839 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°30' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°17 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°32'

Marie-Adolphe Carnot


French chemist, mining engineer and politician. He came from a distinguished family: his father, Hippolyte Carnot, and brother, Marie François Sadi Carnot, were politicians, the latter becoming President of the third French Republic.

He studied at the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines. He became a member of the Corps des mines, and from 1864 to 1867, served as a mining engineer in Limoges. From 1868 to 1877 he was a professor of preparatory courses and general chemistry at the École des Mines in Paris, where from 1877 to 1901, he worked as a professor of analytical chemistry.

In 1881 he was appointed Chief Engineer of Mines, and in 1894, was named Inspector General of Mines. He became director of the École des Mines in 1901, a post he held until 1907. Aside from administrative work and teaching and training many engineers, he wrote a treatise on the chemical analysis of minerals (Traité d'analyse des substances minérales, published 1898) and pursued research. The uranium ore carnotite is named after him.

He was honoured with membership of the Académie d'Agriculture (1884) and Académie des sciences (1895), and was made a Commander of the Légion d'honneur (1903). He simultaneously pursued a political career.

Marie-Adolphe Carnot died on 20 June 1920, aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Carnot, Sadi (born 11 August 1837)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Mining)
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction