Prillieux, Édouard Ernest

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Prillieux, Édouard Ernest Gender: M
born on 11 January 1829 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_capcol.18.gif 20°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°58 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 12°35'


French botanist and agronomist known for his work with plant diseases. The mycological genera Prillieuxia (Sacc. & Syd., 1899) and Prillieuxina (G.Arnaud, 1918) commemorate his name.

He took courses at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle as a pupil of Adrien-Henri de Jussieu and Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, then from 1850 studied botany at the Institut national agronomique in Versailles under Pierre Étienne Simon Duchartre. For a number of years afterwards he served in various functions at the Sorbonne and at the natural history museum. From 1874 he taught classes at the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, and in 1876 was named a professor of botany and plant physiology at the agronomic institute. In 1887 he became director of the Station de Pathologie végétale in Paris.

In 1876 he was chosen as president of the Société nationale d'agriculture, and in 1883 became inspector general of agricultural education. In 1897 he replaced Charles Victor Naudin at the French Academy of Sciences (botanical section). From 1897 to 1906 he served as a senator representing the department of Loir-et-Cher.

He died on 7 October 1915 in Mondoubleau, aged 86.

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Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2861 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist and agronomist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)