Jean-Baptiste Delambre

Jean-Baptiste Delambre

Amiens, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Death 19 Aug 1822 (aged 72)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 10
Memorial ID 7742 · View Source
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Astronomer. Born in Amiens, France, he was one of the best known mathematician and astronomers of his time. Delambre undertook the formation of tables of its motion, with the construction of solar tables in the motions of Jupiter and Saturn. He was appointed in a member of the French Board of Longitude in 1795, perpetual secretary for the mathematical sciences in the Institute in 1803 and chairman of astronomy of the College of France in 1807. His literary and scientific labors were numerous and he was held in high esteem in the scientific community world wide.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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