Straelen, Victor van

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Straelen, Victor van Gender: M
born on 14 June 1889 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone LST m4e21 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°29 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 17°40'


Belgian conservationist, palaeontologist and carcinologist. He was awarded a silver Darwin-Wallace Medal by the Linnean Society of London in 1958.

Van Straelen worked chiefly as a palaeontologist until his retirement in 1954. He was director of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences from 1925 to 1954. In 1926, he instigated the world's first gorilla sanctuary in what became the Parc National Albert (now Virunga National Park). In 1933, he was appointed head of the Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge, and in 1948, he was on the executive committee at the foundation of the organisation which would become the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He was the first president of the Charles Darwin Foundation from its foundation in 1959 until his death on 29 February 1964.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3543 [1].


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Carcinologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Palaeontologist)