Authorised form of nameFerner; Benedict (1724 - 1802)
Dates1724 - 1802
Dates and placesBirth:
Nyeds Prestgard, Wermland, Sweden (10 November 1724)
Stockholm (18 November 1802)
Taught Mathematics and Astronomy at the Navigation School, Carlscrona; Professor of Astronomy, University of Uppsala
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Bulloch's Roll
Bulloch's Roll has death date as 20 October 1802, or possibly 16 November 1802
Royal Society codeNA2935
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1760/13Ferner, Benedict: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/4/41Paper, 'Translated extract of a letter. Thanks for his election as FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society] and remarks on the preparations for observing the Transit of Venus' by Benedict Ferner13 January 1761
L&P/5/134Letter, 'Transit of Venus observed at Stockholm' from Benedict Ferner to Nevil Maskelyne9 June 1769
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