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Boryde St Vincent

Bory de St. Vincent, Jean Baptiste George-Marie, naturalist, was born in 1780 at Agen. While still a boy he attracted the attention of the Society of Natural History at Bordeaux, and in 1798 set out with Baudin's expedition to Australia as naturalist, but left the vessel at Mauritius and explored Bourbon and other E. African islands. He was present at the battles of Ulm and Austerlitz, went in 1808 with Soult to Spain, and served as a colonel at Waterloo. In 1829 he led a scientific expedition to the Morea and in 1839 to Algeria. His chief works are Annales des Sciences Physiques (8 vols.); Voyage dans les quatre principales Iles des Mers d'Afrique; Expedition Scientifique de Moree; L'Homme: Essai Zoologique sur le genre Humain. He died in 1846.