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Authorised form of nameVergne; Louis Elizabeth de la (1705 - 1783); Count of Tressan
Other forms of nameDe la Vergne Tressan, Louis Elizabeth
Tressan, Louis Elizabeth de la Vergne
SurnameVergne
ForenamesLouis Elizabeth de la
Dates1705 - 1783
NationalityFrench
Place of birthMans, France
Date of birth04 November 1705
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death31 October 1783
Dates and placesBirth:
Mans, France (04 November 1705)
Death:
Paris, France (31 October 1783)
ActivityEducation:
College de La Fleche; College Louis-le-Grand
Career:
Travelled in Italy; served in the army; served in Flanders (1741); Aide-de-camp to Louis XV, Fontenoy; Lieutenant General (1747); Governor of Lorraine (1750); studied electricity; Grand Marechal of the court of King Stanislas (1752); retired to Franconville; edited and translated various works of literature
Memberships:
Academy of Science, Paris (Free Associate 1750); Academy of Berlin
Membership categoryFellow
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/02/1750
RelationshipsSon of Francois de la Vergne-Tressan and his wife Madelaine Brulart de Genlis; great nephew of Bishop of Mans; nephew of Archibishop of Rouen
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Eloges des academiciens de l'Academie des Sciences [Paris]
Royal Society codeNA2177
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/2/35Letter, 'Concerning electricity' from Louis Elizabeth de la Vergne, Count of Tresson to William Watson1749
EC/1749/27Vergne, Louis Elizabeth de la, Count of Tressan: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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