Georges Cuvier

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Birthday
23, 1769
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 13, 1832 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1769
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 13, 1832 (62)

About

French naturalist and zoologist known for establishing the taxonomy practice of grouping classes into phyla and certified extinction of species as a fact.

Before Fame

He joined the Academy of Science at the Institut de France and established the fact that African and Indian elephants are different species.

Trivia

He was also an imperial councilor during the reign of Napoleon.

Family Life

His brother, Frédéric Cuvier, also became a naturalist.

Associated With

Arnold Ortmann was also a naturalist and zoologist.