Maupas, Émile

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Maupas, Émile Gender: M
Émile François Maupas
born on 2 July 1842 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Vire, France, 48n50, 0w53
Timezone LMT m0w53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°41 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°52'


French librarian, zoologist and botanist, who first described Caenorhabditis elegans in 1900 and isolated it from soil in Algeria. The annelid genus Maupasia is named after him, as is the ascarid genus Maupasiella (synonym Maupasina Seurat, 1913).

A student at the École des chartes, he later worked as an archivist (from 1867). In 1890 he was named as an administrator-curator at the Bibliothèque nationale d'Alger. He was a correspondent member of the Académie des Sciences. He died on 18 October 1916 in Algiers.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist and botanist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Caenorhabditis elegans")