Poiseuille, Jean Louis Marie

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Poiseuille, Jean Louis Marie Gender: M
born on 22 April 1797 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°40' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°16 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 13°28'

Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille


French physician and physiologist.

From 1815 to 1816 he studied at the École Polytechnique in Paris. He was trained in physics and mathematics. In 1828 he earned his D.Sc. degree with a dissertation entitled Recherches sur la force du coeur aortique. He was interested in the flow of human blood in narrow tubes.

In 1838 he experimentally derived, and in 1840 and 1846 formulated and published, Poiseuille's law (now commonly known as the Hagen–Poiseuille equation, crediting Gotthilf Hagen as well), which applies to non-turbulent flow of liquids through pipes, such as blood flow incapillaries and veins.

The poise, the unit of viscosity in the CGS system, was named after him. Attempts to introduce "Poiseuille" as the name of the SI unit Pa•s had little success.

He died 26 December 1869.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Hagen–Poiseuille equation)