Coppens, Yves

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Coppens, Yves Gender: M
Yves Jean Edouard Coppens
born on 9 August 1934 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )
Place Vannes, France, 47n39, 2w46
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°09' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°12 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°58'

Yves Coppens (November 2006)
photo: see above, license gfdl


French anthropologist who studied ancient hominids and had multiple published works on this topic, and also produced a film. On 18 October 2014, Professor Coppens was named an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis.

Coppens is one of the co-discoverers of 'Lucy,' the partial skeleton of a female 'Australopithecus afarensis' found in Ethiopia and estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago, classified as a hominin.

He died on 22 June 2022 at age 87. The asteroid 172850 Coppens is named in his honour.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Historiens' pdf file, p. 20.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology