Louis Rendu

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Louis Rendu (December 9, 1789 in Meyrin - August 28, 1859) was French Roman Catholic bishop of Annecy and a scientist.

He was the author of Theorie des glaciers de la Savoie, an important book on the mechanisms of glacial motion. The Rendu Glacier, Alaska, U.S. and Mount Rendu, Antarctica are named for him.

He was a founding member of the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Savoie.[1] The following are a few of his ethnological and religious-themed works:

  • De l'influence des Moeurs sur les Lois, et de l'influence des Lois sur les Moeurs, 1833
  • Moeurs et coutumes de la Savoie du Nord au XIXe siècle, 1845
  • Lettre à S. M. le Roi de Prusse (sur la situation religieuse de l'Europe), 1848
  • Des efforts du protestantisme, 1855.[2]

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  1. ^ [1] Prosopo, France savante
  2. ^ [2] Lectura- Catalogues- Résultats de la recherche

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