Authorised form of nameVarignon; Pierre (1654 - 1722)
Dates1654 - 1722
Place of birthCaen, France
Date of birth1654
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death22 December 1722
OccupationClergyman, Roman Catholic
Research fieldMathematics; mechanics
? Jesuit College, Caen; Caen; MA (1682)
Priest in the parish of St Ouen, Caen (1683-1686); went to Paris (1686); Professor of Mathematics at the College Mazarin (1688-death); Professor of Greek and Latin at the College Royal, Paris (1704)
Academie Royale des Sciences (1688)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election29/07/1714
ProposerWilliam Jones
RelationshipsSon of a mason or architect
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; NBG
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
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
EL/V/52Peter Varignon, dated at Paris, to the Royal Society18 November 1714
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