Denonvilliers, Charles-Pierre

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Denonvilliers, Charles-Pierre Gender: M
born on 4 February 1808 at 08:30 (= 08:30 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 14°25' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°42 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 10°30'

Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers


French surgeon who was a pioneer of facial reconstructive surgery. In 1856 he independently performed the second Z-plasty operation for treatment of lower lid ectropion, after Horner in 1837. He is credited for providing the first description of the rectoprostatic fascia, which is sometimes called "Denonvilliers' fascia". Also, another name for the puboprostatic ligament is "Denonvilliers' ligament".

In 1837 he received his medical doctorate, and later was a professor of surgery and anatomy in Paris.

With Auguste Bérard (1802-1846) and Léon Athanase Gosselin (1815-1887), he was co-author of the three-volume Compendium de chirurgie pratique (1845-1861).

He died in Paris on 5 July 1872, aged 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bérard, Auguste (born 5 February 1796). Notes: Co-authors


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Denonvilliers' ligament")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Denonvilliers' fascia")