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Blainville, Henri Marie Ducrotay de, naturalist, was born in 1778 at Argues. Through Cuvier he was led to take an interest in natural science, and in 1812 was appointed to the chair of anatomy and zoology in the Faculty of Sciences, Paris, succeeding Cuvier in the professorship of comparative anatomy at the Jardin des Plantes. He died in 1850. His success in authorship was as pronounced as in teaching, and amongst his best known works are: De l'Organisation des Animaux, ou, Principes d'Anatomie Comparee, 1822; Cours de Physiologie Generale, 1833; Osteographie, 1839 - 1864, etc.