Category:Pierre-Joseph van Beneden

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English: Born in Mechelen, Belgium, he studied medicine at the University of Louvain, and studied zoology in Paris under Georges Cuvier (1769–1832). In 1831 he became curator at the natural history museum in Leuven, and from 1836 until 1894 was a professor of zoology at the Catholic University in that city. In 1842 he became a member of the Academy of Science of Belgium, and in 1875 a member of the Royal Society of London. He was the father of biologist Edouard van Beneden (1846–1910).
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