- Category : 1861-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (17,43,56)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 1
French geologist and paleontologist known for his contribution to the geosyncline theory through his major work, "Traité de géologie", which was published in two volumes.
In 1884 he received his doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Strasbourg with a dissertation on the ammonite genus Harpoceras, titled "Beiträge zu einer monographie der Ammonitengattung Harpoceras". In 1897 he became maître de conférences at the Sorbonne in Paris, where in 1904 he was named a full professor of geology.
In 1902 he was appointed president of the Société géologique de France, and from 1917 to 1927, was a member of the Académie des sciences.
He died in Niederbronn on 28 August 1927, aged 66.