Pierre-joseph Van Beneden
Date of Birth: 12/19/1809
Place of birth: Mechelen
Pierre-Joseph van Beneden was born 19 December 1809 in the Belgian city of Mechelen. He studied medicine at the University of Leuven, and then studied zoology in Paris under the direction of Georges Leopold Cuvier (1769-1832).
In 1831 he was appointed conservator (custodian) for the natural history museum in Leuven.
Since 1835 Professor of the University of Ghent, in 1836 - professor of the Catholic University of Leuven.
Since 1842 was an active member of the Belgian Academy of Sciences.
In 1858, for his work