Renard, Alphonse-François

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Renard, Alphonse-François Gender: M
born on 27 September 1842 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Renaix, Belgium, 50n45, 3e36
Timezone LMT m3e36 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°44'


Belgian geologist and petrographer, some of whose works dealt with the structure and mineral composition of many igneous and sedimentary rocks, and with the phenomena of metamorphism in Belgium and other countries.

Still more important were his later researches connected with the Challenger Expedition. The various rock specimens and oceanic deposits were submitted to him for examination in association with Sir John Murray, and their detailed observations were embodied in the Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger Deep Sea Deposits (1891). The more striking additions to our knowledge included the detection and description of cosmic dust, which as fine rain slowly accumulates on the ocean floor; the development of zeolitic crystals on the sea-bottom at temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) and under; and the distribution and mode of occurrence of manganese nodules and of phosphatic and glauconite deposits on the bed of the ocean.

Renard died at Brussels on 9 July 1903, aged 60.

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Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3530 [1].


  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Geologist and petrographer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction