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Renamed Jardin des Plantes after the French revolution, the previous Garden of the King is a very rich place for the history of science as it accomodates the National Museum of Natural History. Important personalities have worked there: Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-1788), author of the encyclopedic collection “L’Histoire Naturelle”, is appointed head of the garden from 1739 until 1788, Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) establishes there his Museum of Comparative Anatomy where he works on his “Règne animal”, exhaustive list of species he considers fixed and immutable, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck (1744-1829), partisan of transformism he exposes in his “Philosophie zoologique” is Professor of Zoology, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844), who participated in the great scientific expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt in 1798 and moved to the transformism side, creates the Menagerie in 1793.

  • Great Gallery of Evolution

    Great Gallery of Evolution

  • Great Gallery of Evolution

    Great Gallery of Evolution

  • Tropical greenhouse

    Tropical greenhouse

  • Paleontology gallery

    Paleontology gallery

  • Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

  • Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

    Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

  • Botanical gallery

    Botanical gallery

  • Comparative anatomy Museum

    Comparative anatomy Museum

  • Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck

    Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck

  • Georges Cuvier fountain

    Georges Cuvier fountain

  • Amphitheater


Location: Paris (France)
Year: 2014