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Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau


French zoologist and anthropologist. Doctorate in the physical sciences, University of Strasbourg, 1830; MD 1832. Founded Journal de médecine et de chirurgie de Toulouse, 1836. Moved to Paris and took a doctorate in the natural sciences, 1840. Professor of natural history at the Lycée Henri IV, Paris, 1850; professor of anthropology, Muséum d’histoire naturelle, 1855. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1879.



Record of the Royal Society of London.


DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.