See also:born at Liege on the 15th of
See also:February 1809 . His first
See also:work was a masterly Memoire on the geology of the province of Liege published in 1832 . A few years later he became
See also:professor of
See also:mineralogy and geology and afterwards rector in the university of Liege . His
See also:attention was now given to the mineralogical and stratigraphical characters of the
See also:geological formations in Belgium —and the names given by him to many subdivisions of Cretaceous and
See also:Tertiary ages have been adopted . His Memoire sur
See also:les terrains ardennais et rhenan de l'Ardenne, du Brabant et du Condroz (1847-1848) is notable for the care with which the
See also:mineral characters of the strata were described, but the palaeontological characters were insufficiently considered, and neither the terms "
See also:Silurian " nor " Devonian " were adopted . During twenty years he laboured at the preparation of a geological map of Belgium (1849) . He spared no pains to make his work as
See also:complete as possible, examining on
See also:foot almost every
See also:area of importance in the
See also:country . Journeying to the more
See also:southern parts of
See also:Europe, he investigated the shores of the Bosphorus, the mountains of Spain and other tracts, and gradually gathered materials for a geological map of Europe: a work of high merit which was " one of the first serious attempts to establish on a larger scale the geological correlation of the various countries of Europe." The Geological Society of
See also:London awarded him in 184o the Wollaston medal . He died at Liege on the 28th of February 1857 . See Memoir by Major-General J . E .
See also:Portlock in Address to Geol .
See also:Soc . (London, 1858) . ' Not to be confounded with his contemporary
See also:Joseph Dumons (1687-1779), sometimes called
See also:Dumont, best known for his designs for the Aubusson tapestries .
FRANCOIS DUMONT (1751-1831)
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