VAILLANT, Louis

VAILLANT, Louis Auguste André Marie. Paris 26.11.1876 — Arras (Pas-de-Calais) 18.2.1963. French Army Physician, Naturalist and Explorer. Son of Léon Louis V., Professor of Zoology, and Henriette Jeanne Hovius. Studied medicine at Bordeaux, graduated 1902 and became physician in French colonial army. In 1906-08 he travelled with Pelliot and Nouette in Central Asia, acting on behalf of the Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle. He conducted his own studies of geography, zoology and botany and tried to give medical assistance to locals. Then served long time in Vietnam. Medical Major. Married 1910 Marguerite Thévenot (1885–1917), one son, and 1920 Cécile Henriette Clotet.

Publications: Diss. about snake poison, 1902.

– Travel account, Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’anthropologie de Paris 1910:1, 8-17; also wrote on Vietnamese ethnography.

Sources: Wikipedia with photo (more in French version); parents and family in gw.geneanet.org.

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