Authorised form of nameHauy; Rene Just (1743 - 1822)
Dates1743 - 1822
Place of birthSt-Just-en-Chaussee, Oise, France
Date of birth28 February 1743
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death01 or 03 June 1822
Research fieldCrystallography
College of Navarre; Lemoine
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
Academy of Science (1781)
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election12/03/1818
RelationshipsOf humble parents
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
DSB gives death date as 01 June 1822
Royal Society codeNA3462
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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
IM/001988Hauy, Rene Justnd
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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