Pomel, Auguste

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Pomel, Auguste Gender: M
Auguste Nicolas Pomel
born on 20 September 1821 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Issoire, France, 45n33, 3e15
Timezone LMT m3e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°29 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°20'

Auguste Pomel


French geologist, paleontologist, and the author of nearly 100 publications on North Africa. He worked as a mines engineer in Algeria and became a specialist in north African vertebrate fossils. Pomel was also a prolific botanist, naming and describing many plant species and some genera as well.

A student of the Ecole des mines, he was later deported to Algeria for political reasons. In 1866 he was named curator of mines in Oran. From 1876 to 1882 he was member of the Senate (Oran division). In 1882 he was tasked with geological mapping of Algeria. He died in Dra-el-Mizan on 2 August 1898, aged 76. The genus Pomelia (Durando ex Pomel) from the family Apiaceae is named in his honour.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2856 [1].


  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Mines)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Geologist, paleontologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction