Grossouvre, Albert de
|Birthname||Marie Félix Albert Durand de Grossouvre|
|born on||23 August 1849 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Bourges, France, 47n05, 2e24|
|Timezone||LMT m2e24 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°11' 05°21 Asc. 15°33'|
French geologist, best known for his research in the fields of stratigraphy and paleontology, whose major work on these subjects, Recherches sur la craie supérieure (1893–1901) was published in two volumes (4 tomes). In 1911 he authored a book on the history of Bourges, titled Le vieux Bourges.
He studied at the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris, and afterwards worked as a mining engineer in his hometown of Bourges. In 1889 he attained the post of chief mining engineer. He conducted stratigraphic investigations throughout France, and in the process, uncovered numerous fossils, most notably ammonites. As a cartographer, he participated in the creation of geological maps of central France (Issoudun, Châteauroux, Valençay).
In 1878 he was one of the founders of the Société scientifique, historique et archéologique de la Corrèze. He was an officer of the Légion d'honneur, and in 1913 became a correspondent member of the Académie des sciences (mineralogy section).
In 1894 he circumscribed the ammonite subfamily Acanthoceratinae. He was also the taxonomic authority of the ammonite genera Barroisiceras, Gaudryceras, Hauericeras, Kossmaticeras and Peroniceras.
He died on 18 May 1932 in Bourges, aged 82.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
- Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Mining)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Geography (Cartographer)
- Vocation : Science : Geology
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction