Jacquemont, Victor

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Jacquemont, Victor Gender: M
Venceslas Victor Jacquemont
born on 8 August 1801 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°48' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°35 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 28°40'

Victor Jacquemont


French botanist and geologist known for his travels in India. After being invited by the Jardin des Plantes to collect plant and animal specimens from a country of his choice, Jacquemont travelled to India in 1828, and remained there for the rest of his life. He visited Amber in Rajputana, met with the Sikh Emperor Ranjit Singh at his capital of Lahore, and visited the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalaya. He also visited Bardhaman (Burdwan) in Bengal in November 1829. He died of cholera in Bombay (Mumbai) on 8 December 1832 at age 31.

Several plants are named for him, including Acacia jacquemontii, the Himalayan White Birch (Betula jacquemontii), the Indian Tree Hazel (Corylus jacquemontii), Afghan Cherry (Prunus jacquemontii), and the cobra lily or Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema jacquemontii).

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'j' pdf file, p. 7.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Cholera)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cholera)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Geologist)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer