Authorised form of nameBessel; Friedrich Wilhelm (1784 - 1846); astronomer
Dates1784 - 1846
Place of birthMinden, Germany
Date of birth22 July 1784
Place of deathKonigsberg, East Prussia
Date of death17 March 1846
Research fieldAstronomy
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election09/06/1825
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1846 No 66 pp 644-649
Konigsberg became Kaliningrad, USSR. Citation: opening 'M' intended as title, not initial
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3847
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1825/09Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/287Letter from Captain Edward Sabine, Charlemont Street [Dublin], to Davies Gilbert3 March 1831
MC/1/285Letter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Place, to Davies Gilbert25 February 1831
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/76Letter from Professor [Stephen Peter] Rigaud, Observatory Oxford, to John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society12 April 1833
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
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