Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

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Date of birth
1772-04-15
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Influenced By
Georges Cuvier
Lorenz Oken
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etienne geoffroy saint-hilaire on expedition with jean-baptiste joseph fourier (Joseph Fourier)
etienne geoffroy saint-hilaire taught william farr (William Farr)
etienne geoffroy saint-hilaire colleague of jean-baptiste lamarck (Jean-Baptiste Lamarck)
etienne geoffroy saint-hilaire taught by louis-jean-marie daubenton (Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton)
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Geoffroy was introduced to natural history during his education for the church. (Details)
He was made a canon at the age of fifteen and looked set for a brilliant ecclesiastical career when the French Revolution erupted and the church became a suspect organisation. (Details)
At his father's request, Geoffroy switched to law and then medicine. (Details)
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Geoffroy put forward the concept of a basic structural plan for all animals and his ideas on transformational evolution helped to prepare the ground for later evolutionary theories. Geoffroy is also regarded as the founder of teratology.
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natural sciences and mathematics
Disciplines
natural scientist
 

Deceased Person

Date of death
1844-06-19
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