Émile Haug

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Gustave Émile Haug
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Gustave Émile Haug
Born 19 June 1861
Died 28 August 1927
Nationality French
Fields geologist
Known for geosyncline theory

Gustave Émile Haug (19 June 1861 - 28 August 1927) was a French geologist and paleontologist known for his contribution to the geosyncline theory.[1] He died in Niederbronn, aged 66.

In 1884 he received his doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Strasbourg with a dissertation on the ammonite genus Harpoceras, titled "Beiträge zu einer monographie der Ammonitengattung Harpoceras". In 1897 he became maître de conférences at the Sorbonne in Paris, where in 1904 he was named a full professor of geology.[2]

In 1902 he was appointed president of the Société géologique de France, and from 1917 to 1927, was a member of the Académie des sciences.[2]

His major work, "Traité de géologie", was published in two volumes (1907–11; Vol. I. "Les phénomènes géologiques", Vol. II. "Les périodes géologiques"), with volume II being issued in three parts. He was also the author of:

  • "Les géosynclinaux et les aires Continentales", (1900).
  • "Les nappes de chariage de la Basse-Provence", (two volumes; 1925, 1930).


  1. ^ Haug, Émile (1907), Traité de géologie, 1, Paris: A. Colin, retrieved 2012-12-04 
  2. ^ a b Haug, Gustave Émile Sociétés savantes de France

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