Authorised form of nameCassini; Jean Dominique (1748 - 1845); Count of Thury
Other forms of nameCassini, Jacques Dominique, Count of Thury
ForenamesJean Dominique
Dates1748 - 1845
Dates and placesBirth:
Paris, France (30 June 1748)
Thury, near Clermont, Oise, France (18 October 1845)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy, geodesy
Director, Observatoire, Paris
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Cesar Francois Cassini (FRS 1751); grandson of Jacques Cassini (FRS 1698); great-grandson of Jean Dominique Cassini (FRS 1672)
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1845 No 62 pp 582-583
A Cook, 'Rome and the Royal Society, 1660-1740' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 3-19
M Crosland, 'Relationships between the Royal Society and the Academie des Sciences in the late eighteenth century' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 25-34
Jean Dominique is the name that appears in R, DSB, and, originally, in BR. Jean has been changed to Jacques in BR, and the latter is the name given in the index to BR.
Royal Society codeNA6246
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1788/19Cassini, Jean Dominique, Count of Thury: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/2/685Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini7 September 1787
CB/2/106Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini
CB/2/171Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini28 October 1788
CB/2/269Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini8 July 1789
CB/2/348Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini20 August 1787
DM/4/21Copy of a letter to Comte de Cassini6 August 1787
DM/4/18Copies of letters from Comte de Cassini, Paris, to Charles Blagden29 May 1787, 27 July 1787
DM/4/22Copy of a letter Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini20 April 1787
DM/4/19Copy of letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini, Paris29 June 1787
CB/1/3/7Letter from Jean Dominique, Comte de Cassini to Charles Blagden6 October 1784
CB/2/92Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini2 December 1787
CB/2/93Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini5 December 1787
DM/4/20Letter from Comte de Cassini, Paris27 July 1787
DM/4/17Copy of letter from Charles Blagden to Comte de Cassini18 May 1787
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