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Lavalle Jules

The French scientist Jules Lavalle (1820-1880) studied medicine and natural sciences in Montpellier and Paris. It is also puzzling to find "Jean Lavalle" (Jean was his baptismal name) and "MJ Lavalle" as author on books (M stands for Monsieur). Lavalle was a professor at the medical school of the capital Dijon in the Burgundy, Member of the City Council, Director of the Botanical Garden in the city and member of the "Société géologique de France". Finally, towards the end of his life, he was chairman of the commission in the fight against the phylloxera,

Lavalle published in 1855 the work "Histoire et Statistique de Vigne de Grands Vins de la Côte d'Or", which is largely on the already published by Denis Morelot in 1831 work "Statistics of La Vigne Dans Le Department of La Cote-D 'Or' built up. Lavalle describes the history of the vineyards in Burgundy. In 1861 he completed the first systematic classification of vineyards and locations. This was the basis for today's four-level Burgundy classification,

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