Seringe, Nicolas-Charles

BOTANIST (FRANCE)
BORN 3 Dec 1776, Longjumeau - DIED 29 Dec 1858, Lyon
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse , 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (9)

Nicolas-Charles Seringe studied medicin in Paris, but he was refused the doctor's title in 1796. He entered the republican army as a military surgeon and went to Germany in the army of general Moreau. After the war ended he left to army and settled in Bern. There he specialised as a botanist.

In 1830 he became director of the Jardin des plantes (Botanical Gardens) at Lyons. He also was a professor at the Faculté des sciences de Lyon. He actively promoted agricultural and horticultural exhibitions. In 1855 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur. He died in very poor circumstances in 1858.

Sources
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003
Nicolas Charles Seringe — Wikipédia

Images

The grave of Nicolas-Charles Seringe at the Loyasse cimetière, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)

 


Sesselmann, Sabina

Published: 13 Jul 2008
Last update: 13 Jul 2008