Charles Dumont de Sainte-Croix

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Charles Henri Frédéric Dumont de Sainte-Croix (27 April 1758 – 8 January 1830) was a French zoologist.

Charles Dumont de Sainte-Croix (1758–1830)

A lawyer by trade, he was also an enthusiastic amateur ornithologist.[1] Between 1817 and 1818, he described a number of Javanese bird species discovered by Jean Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour;[1] he also contributed articles on ornithology to the Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, edited and published from 1816–1830 by F. G. Levrault.[2]

Dumont de Sainte-Croix's daughter, Clémence married René-Primevère Lesson, a surgeon and noted French naturalist.[3]

His younger brother, André Dumont was elected to the Convention during the French Revolution.


  1. ^ a b Stresemann, p. 117
  2. ^ F. G. Levrault, ed. (1816–1830). Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles. Paris: Levrault.
  3. ^ Stresemann, p. 138
  • Stresemann, Erwin (1975). Ornithology from Aristotle to the Present. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-64485-9.