Alfred Moquin-Tandon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred Moquin-Tandon

French Botanist

Date of Birth: 07-May-1804

Place of Birth: Montpellier, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 15-Apr-1863

Profession: poet, zoologist, ornithologist, physiologist, botanist, entomologist, malacologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Alfred Moquin-Tandon

  • Christian Horace Benedict Alfred Moquin-Tandon (7 May 1804 – 15 April 1863) was a French naturalist and doctor. Moquin-Tandon was professor of zoology at Marseille from 1829 until 1833, when he was appointed professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens at Toulouse.
  • In 1850, he was sent by the French government to Corsica to study the island's flora.
  • In 1853, he moved to Paris, later becoming director of the Jardin des Plantes and the Académie des Sciences. His books included L'Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries (1835–44), co-authored with Philip Barker Webb and Sabin Berthelot. One of his specialities was the family Amaranthaceae (The Amaranth family).

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