Charles Joseph Devillers

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Charles Joseph Devillers or de Villers (1724, Rennes- 1810) was a French naturalist.

Charles Devillers was a member of l’Académie des sciences belles-lettres et arts de Lyon from 1764 to 1810. He had a cabinet of curiosities and was interested in physics and mathematics. He published Caroli Linnaei entomologia, in 1789, a collection of the insect descriptions of Carl von Linné. He was a friend of Philibert Commerson (1727–1773), Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert (1741–1814) and Marc Antoine Louis Claret de La Tourrette (1729–1793).

References[edit]

  • Pascal Duris (1993). Linné et la France (1780-1850), 318, Librairie Droz (Genève), collection Histoire des idées et critique littéraire : 281 p.