The History of Biology 1800-1899

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    The 19th Century

  • Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste

    Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste
    Who: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (also known as Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck or simply Lamarck). (August 1, 1744 to December 18, 1929)
    His Discovery:
    He was eleventh child in a impoverished family in Northern France. As was traditional for males in his family, Lamarck joined the French Army and fought in the Pomeranian War. Following the war, Lamarck pursued a career in botany (in the interim he studied medicine for four years and worked in a bank for provide for himself