Authorised form of nameMessier; Charles (1730 - 1817)
Other forms of nameCharles-Joseph
Dates1730 - 1817
Place of birthBadonviller, Lorraine, France
Date of birth26 June 1730
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death11 or 12 April 1817
Research fieldAstronomy
First to discover Encke's comet
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/12/1764
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
AltName from The Times, 26 June 2001
Possible death date of 11 April 1817
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5568
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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/5/97Paper, 'Of a remarkable Aurora borealis seen at Paris' by Charles Messier1769
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/4/321Paper, 'Another new comet, first seen on April 8' by Charles Messier1766
L&P/5/249Letter, 'Elements of the recent comet' from Charles Messier to J H de Magelhaens12 May 1771
EC/1764/27Messier, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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
AP/4/13Unpublished drawing, 'The present appearance of Saturn with its belt' by [Charles] Messier29 May 1776
L&P/5/209Letter, 'Of a new comet' from Charles Messier to J H Magalhaens1771
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/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
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