Membre de l’Académie des Sciences, Professeur de Géologie au Jardin-du-Roi, Inspecteur divsionnaire des Mines &a. Né à Abbeville (Dép.t de la Somme) le 31 Mars 1777.
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Pierre Louis Antoine Cordier (1777-1861) the French geologist and mineralogist, and a founder of the French Geological Society. He was professor of Geology at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris from 1819 until his death. He served as a scientist on Napoleon's expedition to Egypt from 1798 to 1799. Cordierite, a magnesium iron aluminium cycloscilicate, is named after him.
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