Authorised form of nameWeber; Wilhelm Eduard (1804 - ? 1890)
Dates1804 - ? 1890
Place of birthWittenberg, Germany
Date of birth24 October 1804
Place of deathGottingen, Germany
Date of death23 June 1890, or 1891
Research fieldPhysics
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election21/11/1850
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1859
RelationshipsBrother of Ernst Heinrich Weber (For Mem RS 1862)
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
James Gabriel O'Hara, 'Gauss and the Royal Society: The Reception of His Ideas on Magnetism in Britain (1832-1842)' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 17-78
BR and DSB give death date as 1891
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2617
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6/45Letter from Wilhelm [Eduard] Weber, Göttingen, to W H [William Hallowes] Miller, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society12 November 1859
NLB/5/609Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons23 July 1891
EC/1850/24Weber, Wilhelm Eduard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/487Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society][28 June 1891]
MC/4/372Letter from Wilhelm Weber, Göttingen, to Colonel Edward Sabine, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society20 December 1850
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MC/6/53Letter from A Kielmansegge, envoy extraordinary and minister to the King of Hanover, Hanoverian Legation, 44 Grosvenor Place, to Ch R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society22 December 1859
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
HS/18/391Letter, from Wilhelm Eduard Weber to Sir John Herschel, dated at Leipzig1846
HS/18/390Letter, from Wilhelm Eduard Weber to Sir John Herschel, dated at London20 June 1838
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