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

Gustave Émile Haug
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Gustave Émile Haug
Born19 June 1861
Died28 August 1927
Known forgeosyncline theory
Scientific career



Émile Haug was born on 19 June 1861. 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]

The third part of Philippe Thomas's Essai d'une description géologique de la Tunisie, which was to have described the Tertiary formations, was completed and published by his friend, Professor Léon Pervinquière (1873–1913), holder of the Chair of Geology at the Faculty of Science in Paris.[3] Émile Haug published the Essai d'une description géologique de la Tunisie after Pervinquiere had also died, and presented it to the Geological Society of France in session on 6 April 1914.[4] Haug died in Niederbronn on 28 August 1927, aged 66.


Haug's 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
  3. ^ Cilleuls 1969, p. 139.
  4. ^ Burollet 1995, pp. 111–122.


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