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Authorised form of nameVarignon; Pierre (1654 - 1722)
SurnameVarignon
ForenamesPierre
Dates1654 - 1722
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Caen, France (1654)
Death:
Paris, France (22 December 1722)
ActivityProfession: Clergyman, Roman Catholic
Research Field:
Mathematics, mechanics
Education:
? Jesuit College, Caen; Caen; MA (1682)
Career:
Priest in the parish of St Ouen, Caen (1683-1686); went to Paris (1686); Professor of Mathemtics at the College Mazarin (1688-death); Professor of Greek and Latin at the College Royal, Paris (1704)
Memberships:
Academie Royale des Sciences (1688)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/07/1714
Proposers:
William Jones
RelationshipsSon of a mason or architect
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; NBG
References:
E A Fellmann, 'The Principia and Continental Mathematicians' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 13-34
J A Lohne, 'Experimentum Crucis' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 169-199
Royal Society codeNA586
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/V/52Peter Varignon, dated at Paris, to the Royal Society18 November 1714
MM/5/48Letter from Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Paris, to 22 November 1722
LBO/15/61Copy letter from Pierre Varignon, Paris, to the Royal Society18 November 1714
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