- Category : 1851-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Wishes 1
French geologist and palaeontologist whose first comprehensive work was Recherches sur le terrain crétacé supérieur de l’Angleterre et de l'Irlande (1876). In this essay the palaeontological zones in the Chalk and Upper Greensand of Britain were for the first time marked out in detail, and the results of Dr Barrois’s original researches formed the basis of subsequent work.
Barrois's work covered the entire field of geology, and his work was rigorous and based on detailed observation. His fame spread internationally, even before he was recognized in his own country, and he was honored by many European and American academies.
He died at St Genevieve-en-Caux on 5 November 1939.