Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Evolution Theorist (1772-1844)
What is a naturalist?
What is zoology?
Geoffroy and Cuvier
This is a cartoon of Geoffroy as an ape with Covier in the background.
Geoffroy had a theory that believed that birds evolved from reptiles.
Geoffroy was a deist among the many others at this time.
Accomplishments and Advancements
Geoffroy expanded and defended Lamarck's evolutionary theories.
In 1798, Geoffroy was chosen a member of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt.
Conceived Geoffroy's theory.
Appointed a professor of zoology at the French Museum of Natural History.
Wrote five memoirs on natural history.