Authorised form of nameStrange; John (1732 - 1799)
Dates1732 - 1799
Place of birthBarnet, London, England
Date of birth1732
Place of deathRidge, near Barnet, London
Date of death19 March 1799
Research fieldArchaeology
Cambridge University
British Minister at Venice (1773); helped finance the travels of Alberto Fortis (FRS 1795) in Dalmatia
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election10/04/1766
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Marta Cavazza, 'The Institute of Science of Bologna and the Royal Society in the eighteenth century' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 3-25, plate
Richard Hamblyn, 'The Stones of Venice', review of A Calendar of the Correspondence of John Strange, FRS (1732-1799), ed. Luca Ciancio, in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 241-244
Royal Society codeNA4953
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1765/40Strange, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/6/220Paper, 'Of the tides in the Adriatic, with letter from John Strange' by Giuseppe Toaldi19 November 1776
L&P/6/42Letter, 'Of an earthquake shock' from Albert Haller to John Strange20 April 1774
L&P/5/74Letter, 'Origin of a natural paper' from John Strange to Matthew Maty1769
L&P/5/113Letter, 'Of sepulchral inscriptions and carved figures discovered at Bonn in 1755' from John Strange to James West10 July 1769
L&P/5/164Letter, 'An account of some very perfect and uncommon specimens of Spongiae' from John Strange to James West16 November 1769
L&P/6/123Letter, 'A Giant's Causeway near Padua' from John Strange to John Pringle1775
L&P/6/70Letter, 'A group of basaltine rocks recently discovered near Padua' from John Strange to John Pringle10 March 1775
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