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Authorised form of nameGompertz; Benjamin (1779 - 1865)
Dates1779 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth05 March 1779
Place of deathLondon
Date of death14 July 1865
OccupationActuary
Research fieldMathematics; astronomy
ActivityCareer:
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
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election28/01/1819
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/37696540
Royal Society codeNA3427
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/2/9Unpublished paper, 'Concerning the transformation of dynamical data' by Benjamin Gompertz[early 19th century]
AP/10/20Unpublished note, on the surface of a sphere by John Walsh22 February 1830
AP/28/4A Practical Extension of the law of Mortality announced by B Gompertz10 November 1845
AP/21/12Unpublished paper, 'On the variation of a triple integral' by Richard AbbattOctober 1837
AP/10/24Unpublished letter, regarding John Walsh's elaborations from Benjamin Gompertz to Davies Gilbert24 June 1830
AP/10/21Unpublished letter, regarding mathematical paper by John Walsh from Benjamin Gompertz to Davies Gilbert25 March 1830
AP/10/23Unpublished letter, regarding comments on John Walsh's paper from Benjamin Gompertz to Davies Gilbert24 June 1830
AP/10/19Unpublished letter, regarding addition to paper from John Walsh 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
PT/65/6Paper, '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 B [Benjamin] Gompertz[1861]
PT/14/22Paper, 'A sketch of an analysis and notation applicable to the estimation of the value of life contingencies' by Benjamin Gompertz[1820]
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
AP/2/9/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Concerning the transformation of dynamical data' by Benjamin Gompertz[early 19th century]
AP/2/9/2Unpublished diagrams, inflexible bars and motion of bodies by [Benjamin Gompertz][early 19th century]
AP/10/21/1Unpublished manuscript, regarding mathematical paper by John Walsh from Benjamin Gompertz to Davies Gilbert25 March 1830
AP/10/21/2Unpublished diagram, orthogonal axes by Benjamin Gompertz25 March 1830
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