Figuier, Louis

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Figuier, Louis Gender: M
born on 15 February 1819 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53
Timezone LMT m3e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°21' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 26°07'


French scientist and writer.

Figuier became Professor of chemistry at L'Ecole de pharmacie of Montpellier. He became Doctor of Medicine (1841) and in 1846 was appointed Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Montpellier, and that of Paris. In his research he found himself opposed to Claude Bernard; as a result of this conflict, he abandoned his research to devote himself to popular science. He edited and published a yearbook from 1857 to 1894 — L'Année scientifique et industrielle (or Exposé annuel des travaux) — in which he compiled an inventory of the scientific discoveries of the year (it was continued after his death until 1914). He was the author of numerous successful works.

He died 8 November 1894, Paris.


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction