BORN 1797, Paris - DIED 22 Mar 1862, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)
Joseph-Alphonse Adhémar was the son of Joseph-Mercier Adhémar and Marguerite Lefeuvre. He was first to suggest that ice ages were controlled by astrophysical forces in his "Révolutions de la mer" (1842, "Revolutions of the Sea"). The scientists James Croll and Milutin Milankovic both used his theory in their own work.
Adhémar worked as a private tutor and published several popular mathematical textbooks. He never married and died in 1862 in Paris. His tomb at the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris was designed by Paul Lorain.