Munier-Chalmas, Ernest

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Munier-Chalmas, Ernest Gender: M
Charles Philippe Ernest Munier-Chalmas
born on 7 April 1843 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Tournus, France, 46n34, 4e54
Timezone LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°19 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°39'


French geologist known for his contributions to the understanding of the Cretaceous, but who also isolated and defined the Priabonian stage of the Late Eocene, in a paper co-written with Albert de Lapparent in 1893.

From 1864 he worked as an assistant in the geology department at the Sorbonne, and subsequently participated in geological missions to Austria-Hungary and the Venetian Alps. From 1882 he taught classes at the École Normale Supérieure, and in 1891 became a professor of geology at the Sorbonne. In addition, from 1892 to 1903, he was director of studies at the École pratique des hautes études.

In 1873 he described the bivalve genera Matheronia and Toucasia (family Requieniidae). With paleontologist Charles Schlumberger, he conducted important investigations on sexual dimorphism in Foraminifera.

In 1891 he was appointed president of the Société géologique de France. He was elected to the mineralogical section of the French Académie des sciences on 5 May 1903.

He died in retirement at Aix-les-Bains, Provence, on 9 August 1903, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology