Authorised form of nameVergne; Louis Elizabeth de la (1705 - 1783); Count of Tressan
Other forms of nameLouis Elizabeth
Tressan, Louis Elizabeth de la Vergne
Other forms of surnameDe la Vergne Tressan
Dates1705 - 1783
Place of birthMans, France
Date of birth04 November 1705
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death31 October 1783
College de La Fleche; College Louis-le-Grand
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
Academy of Science, Paris (Free Associate 1750); Academy of Berlin
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/02/1750
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
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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