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Audouin, Jean Victor, was born in 1797, and educated for the law. In 1816 he became interested in Brongniart's fine collection of insects, and thenceforth devoted himself to entomology, and especially to the practical aspects of that science. He edited Les Annates des Sciences Naturelles, was sub-librarian of the Institute, president of the French Entomological Society, and lecturer on that subject at the Musee. About 1830 he worked much with Milne Edwards, writing on the natural history of the shores of France and on the Crustaceae. By the instructions of the French Government he entered into a minute inquiry as to the nature of the parasites that destroyed the vines, and the diseases of silkworms. He died in 1841.