Vayssière, Albert

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Vayssière, Albert Gender: M
Albert Jean Baptiste Marie Vayssière
born on 8 July 1854 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Avignon, France, 43n57, 4e49
Timezone LMT m4e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°43' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°53'


French scientist, a biologist, specifically a malacologist and entomologist, i.e. someone who studies mollusks, and insects. Within the Mollusca, Vayssière specialized in sea slugs and bubble snails, i.e. marine opisthobranch gastropods. He made significant contributions towards a better understanding of the general biology, phylogenetic relationships, biogeography and ecological distribution of the group.

From 1873 to 1883, Vayssière served as a préparateur to the Faculté des Sciences at Marseille, where afterwards he was maître de conférences (lecturer). He later served as a professor of zoology, and in 1915 he was appointed director of the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille.

Vayssière was also interested in entomology, in particular, the field of agricultural entomology.

He died on 13 January 1942, aged 87, in Marseille.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2918 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of zoology)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Malacologist and entomologist)