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Authorised form of nameCuvier; Georges (1769 - 1832)
Other forms of nameBaron Cuvier
Other forms of surnameBaron Cuvier
Dates1769 - 1832
NationalityFrench
Place of birthMontbeliard, France
Date of birth23 August 1769
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death13 May 1832
Research fieldZoology; palaeontology; history of science
ActivityEducation:
Stuttgart (studied for the ministry)
Career:
Tutor, Normandy (1788-1794); Assistant to the Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Jardin des Plantes (1795); Permanent Secretary, Academie des Sciences, Paris (1803); Chancellor, University of Paris (after the Restoration); member of Louis XVIII's cabinet; Grand Officer, Legion d'Honneur (1826); Peer of France (1831); Minister of the Interior (1832)
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election17/04/1806
RelationshipsFrom a Huguenot family; brother of Frederic Cuvier (For Mem RS 1835)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
AltName from The Times, 23 August 2001
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1832-1833 No 11 pp 150-152
References:
Martin Rudwick, 'Charles Lyell, FRS (1797-1875) and His London Lectures on Geology, 1832-33' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 231-263
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/4981028
Royal Society codeNA8191
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/056Cuvier, Georges, Baron
EC/1805/21Cuvier, Georges: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/1/3/189Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to G Cuvier26 December 1815
CB/1/3/188Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to G Cuvier25 November 1806
CB/1/3/186Letter from G Cuvier, Paris to Charles Blagden23 May 1815
CB/1/3/187Letter from G Cuvier, Institut National, Paris to Charles Blagden[1806]
PT/73/8/12Painting, dugong skull and tusk by W H [William Home] Clift[1820]
MS/251/4Note from Georges Cuvier, Castle Street, Holborn, to William Buckland, Salopian Coffee House, Charing Cross18 June 1818
PT/51/8Paper, 'On the megatherium, (Megatherium americanum, Cuvier and Blumenbach), part II. Vertebrœ of the trunk' by Professor [Richard] Owen[1850]
M/055Cuvier, Georges, Baron
IM/001031Cuvier, Georges Baronnd
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