Hamy, Ernest

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Hamy, Ernest Gender: M
Théodore Jules Ernest Hamy
born on 22 June 1842 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Boulogne, France, 46n4743, 1w1911
Timezone LMT m1w1911 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°54 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°38'

Ernest Hamy (1909)


French anthropologist, ethnologist and founder and curator of the Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro as well as creator of the Revue d’ethnographie. He was vice-president (1886) and president (1895) of the Société des traditions populaires, and a founding member of the Société des américanistes (1892).

He studied medicine in Paris, earning his doctorate in 1868. Afterwards, he served as a préparateur under Paul Broca in the laboratory of anthropology at the Ecole pratique des hautes études. In 1872 he became an assistant naturalist at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, where he worked closely with Armand de Quatrefages. In 1892 he was appointed professor of anthropology at the Museum.

He died on 18 November 1908, aged 66, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Hamy, Maurice (born 31 October 1861). Notes: Uncle/ nephew
  • (has as) boss relationship with Broca, Paul (born 28 June 1824)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 454) from the online Pas-de-Calais archives. Grazia Bordoni's Science database has same data: source not found.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology