Lecomte, Paul

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Lecomte, Paul Gender: M
Paul Henri Lecomte
born on 8 January 1856 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Saint-Nabord, France, 48n0301, 6e3450
Timezone LMT m6e3450 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°37' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 13°57'

Paul Lecomte


French botanist who authored over 15 books including Notions de botanique ("Botanical Ideas"), Formation de la vanilline dans la vanille ("The Formation of Vanillin in Vanilla"), Les bois d’Indochine ("The Trees of Indo-China") and Madagascar: les bois de la forêt d'Analamazaotra ("Madagascar: The Trees and Flowers of Analamazaotra (Andasibe)").

In 1884, after attaining a number of degrees, Lecomte became a professor at Lycée Saint-Louis in Paris. In addition to his teaching duties, he worked in the botany laboratory of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (French National Natural History Museum) under Philippe van Tieghem. Lecomte obtained his doctorate in 1889 and subsequently took part in scientific expeditions to North Africa, Egypt, the Antilles, French Guiana and French Indo-China.

In 1906, after having volunteered his time for some twenty years at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Lecomte was formally appointed to head the spermatophyte department, a paid position, succeeding Louis Édouard Bureau. In 1917, he was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

He retired in 1931, and died on 12 June 1934, aged 78, in Paris

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Retired 1931

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 5) from the online Vosges archives: born 8 January. No data in margin.

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin for 7 January, probably a typo.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Botany)