Ten fun facts about Alexander Brongniart


Fact 1
He was the son of the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart and father of the botanist Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart.

Fact 2
Born in Paris, he was an instructor at the École de Mines (Mining School) in Paris and appointed in 1800 by Napoleon's minister of the interior Lucien Bonaparte director of the revitalized porcelain manufactory at Sèvres.

Fact 3
Brongniart introduced a new classification of reptiles and wrote several treatises on mineralogy and the ceramic arts.

Fact 4
He also made an extensive study of trilobites and made pioneering contributions to stratigraphy by developing fossil markers for dating strata.

Fact 5
Brongniart was also the founder of the National Museum of Ceramics, having been director of the Sèvres Porcelain Factory from 1800 to 1847.

Fact 6
In 1823, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Fact 7
The standard author abbreviation Al.Brongn. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.

Fact 8
Brongniart traveled widely in western Europe and published geological papers on areas ranging from Sweden to Italy.

Fact 9
Brongniart’s earliest scientific papers (the first was published in 1791) were on various zoological and mineralogical subjects.

Fact 10
Brongniart’s early studies in zoology and mineralogy coalesced in the geological work that made him famous throughout the scientific world.


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