Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mathurin Jacques Brisson

French zoologist and natural philosopher

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1723

Place of Birth: Fontenay-le-Comte, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 23-Jun-1806

Profession: physicist, zoologist, biologist, ornithologist, entomologist, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Mathurin Jacques Brisson

  • Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806) was a French zoologist and natural philosopher. Brisson was born at Fontenay-le-Comte.
  • The earlier part of his life was spent in the pursuit of natural history; his published works in this field included Le Règne animal (1756) and the highly regarded Ornithologie (1760).As a young man, he was a disciple and assistant of René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur.
  • For a period of time he was an instructor of physical sciences and natural history to the family of the monarch.
  • He held the chair of physics at the College of Navarre, and from 1759 was a member of the Academy of Sciences. A significant work involving the "specific weight of bodies" was his Pesanteur Spécifique des Corps (1787).
  • In his investigations of electricity, Brisson was opposed to the theories of Priestley and Franklin.He died at Croissy-sur-Seine near Paris.

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