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Authorised form of nameMessier; Charles (1730 - 1817)
Other forms of nameMessier, Charles-Joseph
SurnameMessier
ForenamesCharles
Dates1730 - 1817
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Badonviller, Lorraine, France (26 June 1730)
Death:
Paris, France (11 or 12 April 1817)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Career:
First to discover Encke's comet
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/12/1764
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
AltName from The Times, 26 June 2001
Notes:
Possible death date of 11 April 1817
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/68968250
Royal Society codeNA5568
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/8/123Paper, 'Extrait d'une letter sur la decouverte d'une nouvlle planete [Extract from a letter on the discovery of a new planet]' by Charles Messier8 January 1785
L&P/4/321Paper, 'Another new comet, first seen on April 8' by Charles Messier1766
L&P/4/329Letter, 'Of the second comet of 1766 - ephemeris calculates for May and June' from Jean Hyacinthe de Magellan and Charles Messier to Matthew Maty12 May 1766
L&P/4/293Paper, 'The solar eclipse of 16 August 1765 as observed at Colombes, Paris' by Charles Messier23 November 1765
L&P/4/244Letter, 'Meteorological observations at Riga for December 1763 and January-March 1764 and on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society' from Nicholas de Himsel and Charles Messier 7 January 1765
L&P/4/322Letter, 'Of the two comets of 1766' from Charles Messier to the Royal Society10 April 1766
L&P/4/310Letter, 'Of two new comets' from Charles Messier to the Royal Society11 March 1766
L&P/4/291Paper, 'Le retour de la celebre comete de 1682 [The return of the famous comet of 1682]' by Charles Messier1765
L&P/5/204Letter, 'Of the Abbe Chappe's observations on the transits and of his death' from Charles Messier to John Hyacinth de Magellan1770
L&P/5/97Paper, 'Of a remarkable Aurora borealis seen at Paris' by Charles Messier1769
L&P/5/249Letter, 'Elements of the recent comet' from Charles Messier to J H de Magelhaens12 May 1771
L&P/5/209Letter, 'Of a new comet' from Charles Messier to J H Magalhaens1771
EC/1764/27Messier, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/4/13Unpublished drawing, 'The present appearance of Saturn with its belt' by [Charles] Messier29 May 1776
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