Frédéric Charles Jean Gingins de la Sarraz

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Frédéric Charles Jean Gingins de la Sarraz (14 August 1790, Éclépens – 27 February 1863, Lausanne) was a Swiss historian and botanist.

From 1817 to 1828 he worked as a translator of the French language in the State Chancellery at Bern. In 1844 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern and in 1854 was awarded an honorary professorship at the Academy of Lausanne.[1]

As a historian, he published numerous works from 1833 up until his death in 1863, most notably writings associated with the First and Second Kingdoms of Burgundy.[1] In 1837 he was a founding member of the Société d'histoire de la Suisse romande, and from 1840 was a full member of the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Savoie.[2]

In 1823 he published a treatise on the botanical family Violaceae titled "Mémoire sur la famille des Violacées".[3] As a taxonomist he described a number of species within the genus Viola.[4] In 1828 Augustin Pyramus de Candolle named the genus Ginginsia in his honor.[5]

Selected historical works[edit]

  • Essai historique sur la souveraineté du Lyonnais, etc., 1835 – Historical essay on the sovereignty of 10th century Lyonnais.
  • Essai sur lʹétablissement des Burgunden dans la Gaule et sur le partage des terres entréaux et les régnicoles, 1838 – Essay on the establishment of the Burgundians in Gaul, etc.
  • Lettres sur la guerre des Suisses contre le duc Charles-le-Hardi, 1839 – Letters on the war of the Swiss against the duke Charles the Bold.
  • Développement de lʹindependance du Haut-Vallais et conquête du Bas-Vallais, 1844 – Development concerning the independence of Haut-Valais and the conquest of Bas-Valais.
  • Documents pour servir à l'histoire des comtes de Biandrate, 1847 – Documents used for the history associated with the counts of Biandrate.
  • Episodes des guerres de Bourgogne: ao. 1474 à 1476, (1849) – Episodes of the Burgundian Wars: ao. 1474-1476.
  • Les Hugonides, 1853.
  • Histoire de la ville dʹOrbe et du son chateau dans le moyen age, 1855 – History of the town of Orbe and its castle in the Middle Ages.
  • Histoire de la cité et du canton des Équestres, suivie de divers autres opuscules, 1865 – History of the city and canton of Equestres.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse biography
  2. ^ Prosopo Sociétés savantes de France
  3. ^ a b Google Books published works
  4. ^ IPNI List of taxa described and co-described by Gingins de la Sarraz.
  5. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  6. ^ "Author Query for 'Ging.'". International Plant Names Index.