Lemoine, Georges

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Lemoine, Georges Gender: M
Clément Georges Lemoine
born on 16 January 1841 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Tonnerre, France, 47n51, 3e58
Timezone LMT m3e58 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°34' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°07 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 24°06'


French chemist, hydrologist, and the father of geologist Paul Lemoine (1878–1940).

He studied at the École Polytechnique and the École des ponts et chaussées, obtaining a doctorate in physical sciences in 1865. For many years he was associated with the École Polytechnique in Paris, where he ultimately served as a professor of chemistry from 1898 to 1911.

In 1866 he began work as an engineer in charge of hydrometric services in the Seine Basin. In 1881 he was appointed chief engineer of bridges and roads, and in 1901, was named inspector general of bridges and roads. He is credited with organizing a flood warning service throughout France.

As a chemist he discovered phosphorus sesquisulfide, a compound that will later be used in the manufacture of matches. He continued research on the allotropic transformation of phosphorus, and was also the author of works on chemical equilibria.

He died on 13 November 1922 in Paris, aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil (Hydrologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Phosphorus sesquisulfide)