François René Mathias Leprieur,
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Born: 18/04/1799
Deceased: 16/07/1870
Nationality: French
Country of birth: France

Born at Saint-Dié (Vosges) on 18 April 1799. Pharmacist in the Navy, he was stationed in Senegal from 1824 to 1829, and with G. Perrottet, Roger, and then Jubelin, he explored Senegambia. He stayed then at Cayenne from 1830 to 1849 where he became pharmacist first-class; he made numerous collections in the interior, went up the Oyapock River to its source and collected natural history material, particularly insects. Part of his collection was lost at sea off the coast of Brittany in 1833 during one of his voyages home. His last assignment was in Martinique from 1850 till his retirement in 1858. Appointed correspondent of the Museum in 1850. He retired to Cayenne and he died there on 16 July 1870. Sent fishes from Senegal and Cayenne.