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Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet, Chevalier de
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(Aug 1, 1744, Bazentin – Dec 18, 1829, Paris), French naturalist. Lamarck was the youngest of eleven children in an impoverished aristocratic family. During voluntary military service, he became a self-taught botanist; later he studied medicine. In 1778 he published a highly regarded work on the flora of France, in which he introduced a new method of identifying plants. In 1793 he was made professor of “insects, worms, and microscopic animals” in the newly created National Museum of Natural History. He introduced the term invertebrates for this group of fauna and…

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Berg, Christian, “Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet, Chevalier de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12600>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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