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Authorised form of nameGompertz; Benjamin (1779 - 1865)
SurnameGompertz
ForenamesBenjamin
Dates1779 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (05 March 1779)
Death:
London (14 July 1865)
ActivityProfession:
Actuary
Research Field:
Mathematics, astronomy
Career:
Taught himself mathematics (debarred from University as a Jew); entered the stock exchange; began a star catalogue, with Francis Baily (FRS 1821) (1822); Actuary, Alliance Assurance Company; reited (1848); died of a seizure
Memberships:
FRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
28/01/1819
Council:
1832-
RelationshipsSon of a Jewish diamond merchant; married Abigail, daughter of Joseph Montefiore and sister of Sir Moses Montefiore (FRS 1836)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xxiii-xxiv
References:
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
Royal Society codeNA3427
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/10/20Paper by John Walsh, Cork, on the surface of a sphere22 February 1830
AP/28/4A Practical Extension of the law of Mortality announced by B Gompertz10 November 1845
AP/21/12On the Variation of a Triple Integral1838
AP/10/21Letter from Benjamin Gompertz, to Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society25 March 1830
AP/10/19Letter from John Walsh, Cork, to Benjamin Gompertz22 February 1830
EC/1818/19Gompertz, Benjamin: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/4/111Referee's report by William Farr, on a paper 'A supplement to two papers published in the Transactions of the Royal Society, "On the science connected with human mortality;" the one published in 1820, and the other in 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz2 December 1861
RR/4/112Referee's report by Campbell Greig De Morgan, on a paper 'A supplement to two papers published in the Transactions of the Royal Society, "On the science connected with human mortality" the one published in 1820, and the other in 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz14 January 1862
RR/5/81Referee's report by Campbell Greig De Morgan, on a paper 'Second part of the supplement to the two papers on mortality published in the philosophical transactions in 1820 and 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz14 October 1864
RR/1bis/14Referee's report by Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'On the Victorian Theroem', by Burke12 January 1841
RR/5/82Letter from Arthur Cayley, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Second part of the supplement to the two papers on mortality published in the Philosophical Transactions in 1820 and 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz8 December 1864
RR/1/121Referee's report by Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'On the laws of mortality' by Charles Jellicoe7 March 1839
RR/1bis/1Letter from Benjamin Gompertz, regarding a paper 'On the resolution of numerical equations' by Joseph Agar20 November 1844
RR/1bis/2Referee's report by Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'On the resolution of numerical equations' by Joseph Agar5 December 1844
RR/5/80Letter from Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'A supplement to two papers published in the Transactions of the Royal Society, "On the science connected with human mortality;" the one published in 1820, and the other in 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz to George Gabriel Stokes21 December 1862
RR/1bis/49Referee's report by Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'On factorial expressions and the summation of hydraic series' by Tate26 May 1843
RR/1bis/9Referee's report by Benjamin Gompertz, on a paper 'On the rectification and quadrature of the spherical ellipse' by James Booth26 July 1842
L&P/12/123/2Plate, 'Mathematical figures' by Benjamin Gompertz1806
L&P/12/123/3Plate, 'Mathematical figures' by Benjamin Gompertz1806
L&P/12/123Paper, 'The application of a method of differences' by Benjamin Gompertz1806
L&P/12/123/1Paper, 'The application of a method of differences' by Benjamin Gompertz1806
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
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