- Category : 1819-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 1
French scientist and writer.
Figuier became Professor of chemistry at L'Ecole de pharmacie of Montpellier. He became Doctor of Medicine (1841) and in 1846 was appointed Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Montpellier, and that of Paris. In his research he found himself opposed to Claude Bernard; as a result of this conflict, he abandoned his research to devote himself to popular science. He edited and published a yearbook from 1857 to 1894 — L'Année scientifique et industrielle (or Exposé annuel des travaux) — in which he compiled an inventory of the scientific discoveries of the year (it was continued after his death until 1914). He was the author of numerous successful works.
He died 8 November 1894, Paris.