Moquin-Tandon, Alfred

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Moquin-Tandon, Alfred Gender: M
Christian Horace Benedict Alfred Moquin-Tandon
born on 7 May 1804 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53
Timezone LMT m3e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°30 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°11'

Alfred Moquin-Tandon


French naturalist and doctor whose books included L'Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries (1835–44), co-authored with Philip Barker Webb and Sabin Berthelot. One of his specialities was the family Amaranthaceae (The Amaranth family).

Moquin-Tandon was professor of zoology at Marseille from 1829 until 1833, when he was appointed professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens at Toulouse. In 1850, he was sent by the French government to Corsica to study the island's flora. In 1853, he moved to Paris, later becoming director of the Jardin des Plantes and the Académie des Sciences.

He died on 15 April 1863, aged 58, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)