Pouchet, Félix Archimède

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Pouchet, Félix Archimède Gender: M
born on 26 August 1800 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Rouen, France, 49n26, 1e05
Timezone LMT m1e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°23' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°11 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 20°43'

Félix Archimède Pouchet
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French naturalist and a leading proponent of spontaneous generation of life from non-living materials, and as such an opponent of Louis Pasteur's germ theory. In 1847, Pouchet effectively launched the study of the physiology of cytology.

From 1828 he was director of the Rouen Jardin des Plantes. Later, in 1838, he became professor at the School of Medicine at Rouen. His major scientific work Hétérogénie was published in 1859. He also wrote a layperson's encyclopedia The Universe, published in 1870, which gives an overview of the sciences, but in which Pouchet ridicules Louis Pasteur's theories (calling them panspermism) and atomic theory.

He died on 6 December 1872, aged 72, in Rouen. He was the father of Georges Pouchet (1833–1894), a professor of comparative anatomy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Pasteur, Louis (born 27 December 1822)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 2634) from the online Seine-Maritime archives; born on 8 Fructidor in Year 8 of the Republic (26 Aug 1800 [1]).

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2860 [2] has 29 August in error.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)