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Toussaint de Charpentier

Toussaint de Charpentier

German scientist
Toussaint de Charpentier
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Intro German scientist
A.K.A. Charpentier
Was Zoologist Lepidopterist Geologist
From Germany
Type Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 22 November 1779, Freiberg, Germany
Death 4 March 1847, Brzeg, Poland (aged 67 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Father: Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Toussaint von Charpentier
Siblings: Jean de Charpentier
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Toussaint de Charpentier (22 November 1779 – 4 March 1847) was a German geologist and entomologist.

He was the author of Libellulinae europaeae descriptae e depictae (1840).


Toussaint de Charpentier was born in Freiberg, Saxony ( 22 November 1779 and died in Brieg 4 March 1847. Charpentier was the son of the Saxony geologist and "Berghauptmann" (head of the mining inspectorate), Johann Friedrich William von Charpentier and the brother of Johann von Charpentier. He studied geology and mining engineering at the Bergakademie Freiberg and continued his studies at the University of Leipzig.

In the year 1802 Charpentier went to Prussia, where he accepted a place with the Silesia Oberbergamt (upper mining authority) in Breslau. Charpentier took over the management of Schweidnitz local mining authority in Schweidnitz until returning, in 1811, to the upper mining authority in Breslau.

In 1828 his transfer to Dortmund as "Vizeberghauptmann" took place. 1830 he was appointed to a post in "Oberbergamtes" Dortmund. In the year 1836 he transferred to the Silesian mining authority in the same capacity. After 1819 he was transferred to Brieg and remained there up to his death in the same office.

Charpentier published numerous writings on mountain structure and geology, in addition, to writing on his hobby, entomology. He published between 1829 and 1830 a new edition of the publications Die europäischen Schmetterlinge and Die ausländischen Schmetterlinge with Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper.


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