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LACOROAIRE, Jean Theodore (lah'-cor'-dare'), French explorer, born in Receysur-Ource, Burgundy, 1 February, 1801; died in Liege, 18 July, 1870. He studied in Dijon, and was graduated at Paris. in 182,5 he went to South America, where he remained seven years, returning to Paris in 1832 and becoming an editorial writer on the journal "Le Temps." In 1835 he was offered the newly founded chair of zoology at the University of Liege, which he held till his death. Most of Laeordaire's works are about South America. They include "Faune entomologique des environs de Rio de Janeiro" (2 vols., Paris, 1832); " La bataille de la Tablada" (1832); "Un souvenir du Bresil" (1832); "Revue de voyage" (1832); "Nceurs des jaguars de l'Amerique du Sud" (2 vols., 1833); "Excursion dans l'Oyapock" (1833); "Une estaneia de l'Amerique du Sud" (1834). "Une revolution dans la Reublique Argentine" (2 vols., 1835); "L'or des Pinheiros" (1835)" "Mdmoires sur les habitudes des coleopteres de l'Amerique du Sud" (3 vols., Liege, 1837); "Essai sur les coleopteres de la Guyane Francaise" (2 vols., 1838); "Essai sur les coleopteres de la Guyane Hollandaise" (2 vols., 1839); "Notice sur les leidopteres de la Guyane Francaise" (2 vols., 1843)" "Monographie des erotyliens" (3 vols., 1849); "Histoire naturelle des insectes" genera des coleopteres" (4 vols., Paris, 1857); "Impressions de voyage" (Liege, 1859); "De Pernambuco a la Guyane" (2 vols., 1861); " Le Nord et le Sud, ou situation politique des Etats-Unis, question du moment" (Paris, 1863)" "De l'avenir de l'Amerique du Sud" (Liege, 1864)" "La guerre de secession et de son influence sur l'Amerique en general" (2 vols., Paris, 1866); and "Comment se fair une revolution dans l'Amerique du Sud" (1867).
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