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Authorised form of nameHauy; Rene Just (1743 - 1822)
SurnameHauy
ForenamesRene Just
Dates1743 - 1822
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
St-Just-en-Chaussee, Oise, France (28 February 1743)
Death:
Paris, France (01 or 03 June 1822)
ActivityResearch Field:
Crystallography, mineralogy
Education:
College of Navarre; Lemoine
Career:
Teacher at Lemoine; discovered the geometric law of crystallisation (1781); imprisoned at the Revolution, but saved by the intercession of E Geoggroy St Hilaire; Professor of Mineralogy, Museum of Natural History (1802); deprived of the post (1814); spent last years in poverty
Memberships:
Academy of Science (1781)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
12/03/1818
RelationshipsOf humble parents
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 01 June 1822
Royal Society codeNA3462
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/001988Hauy, Rene Justnd
EC/1817/33Hauy, Rene Just: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/1/1/231Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet to Charles Blagden9 July 1809
NLB/59/212Copy letter from [William Abbott Herdman,] Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society to Monsieur le. Professor [Francois Antoine Alfred] Lacroix, FRS27 July 1920
CB/1/1/214Letter from Claude Louis Berthollet to Charles Blagden10 April 1784
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