Biografía de Jules Lequier

¿Quién fue Jules Lequier?

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Jules Lequier (1806-1884) was a French palaeontologist, zoologist, and Professor of Geology at the Sorbonne.

He was born in Paris, the son of a doctor, and originally studied medicine. However, he soon became interested in natural history, and after attending lectures by Georges Cuvier, he decided to switch to studying geology. He graduated from the Sorbonne in 1828, and then undertook fieldwork in the Alps, Pyrenees, and Auvergne.

In 1833, he was appointed Professor of Geology at the Sorbonne, a post he held for over 40 years. He also served as director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris from 1841 to 1848.

Lequier was a highly respected geologist, and made important contributions to the study of the Tertiary period. He also did important work on the fossils of the Paris Basin, and was the first to describe the extinct whale archaeoceti.

He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1851, and served as its president from 1878 to 1884. He died in Paris in 1884..

Escrito por: Gonzalo Jiménez

Licenciado en Filosofía en la Universidad de Granada (UGR), con Máster en Filosofía Contemporánea en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Desde 2015, se ha desempeñado como docente universitario y como colaborador en diversas publicaciones Académicas, con artículos y ensayos. Es aficionado a la lectura de textos antiguos y le gustan las películas y los gatos.

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