Jean-Baptiste Lislet Geoffroy

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For the 17c. composer, see Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy.

Jean-Baptiste Lislet Geoffroy (1755–1836) was a French astronomer, botanist and cartographer. He was born on August 23, 1755 in Saint-Pierre, Réunion and died on February 8, 1836 in Port-Louis (Mauritius). At age 15, he entered the engineer corps where he studied astronomy and mathematics. In 1791, he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences.