Flahault, Charles

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Flahault, Charles Gender: M
Charles Henri Marie Flahault
born on 3 October 1852 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Bailleul, France, 50n44, 2e44
Timezone LMT m2e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°00' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°23 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°55'


French botanist, among the early pioneers of phytogeography, phytosociology, and forest ecology. The word relevé for a plant community sample is his invention.

Flahault received his Baccalauréat de Lettres at Douai in 1872, after which he became a gardener at the Jardin des Plantes de Paris. There he came to the notice of Joseph Decaisne (1807–1882), who gave him private lessons, after which he entered the Sorbonne in 1874 to study in the laboratory of Philippe Van Tieghem (1839–1914), obtaining his doctoral degree in 1878. He continued his studies at Uppsala University in 1879 together with Gaston Bonnier, then in 1881 joined the University of Montpellier where in 1883 he became professor of botany, and in 1890 he founded the Institut de Botanique. He died in Montpellier on 3 February 1935, aged 82.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Schröter, Carl (born 19 December 1855). Notes: Co-authors


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)