Charles Depéret

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Charles Jean Julien Depéret (June 25, 1854 – May 18, 1929)[1] was a French geologist and paleontologist. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences,[1] the Société géologique de France[2] and dean of the Science faculty of Lyon.[3]

Charles Depéret was born in Perpignan. He started his career as a military doctor from 1877 to 1888. Initially posted in Algeria, he was later active in Sathonay.[3] In 1888, he became lecturer at the University of Marseille,[3] and in 1889 he became professor of geology at the University of Lyon.[2]

He was an advocate of the controversial prehistoric artifacts findings of Glozel.[4]

He died in Lyon.[5]

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