André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers
Geologist, Deceased Person
1772 – 1840
Who was André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers?
He was born at the Château de Villiers, near Mantes-la-Ville. After studying at the École Polytechnique, Paris, he was in 1794 the first pupil admitted to the École des Mines. In 1804 he was appointed professor of geology and mineralogy in the École des Mines, which had been temporarily transferred to Pezay in Savoy, and he returned with the school to Paris in 1815. Later on he became inspector general of mines and a member of the Academy of Sciences.
He investigated the transition strata of the Tarantaise, wrote on the position of the granite rocks of Mont Blanc, and on the lead minerals of Derbyshire and Cumberland. He was charged with overseeing the construction of the geological map of France, undertaken by his pupils Dufrénoy and Elie de Beaumont.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 19 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/andre-jean-francois-marie_brochant_de_villiers>.