Authorised form of namePrivat de Molieres; Joseph (1677 - 1742)
Other forms of nameJoseph Privat de
Other forms of surnameMolieres
Dates1677 - 1742
Place of birthTarascon, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Date of birth1677
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death12 May 1742
OccupationClergyman, Roman Catholic
Research fieldPhysics
Oratorian schools at Aix, Marseilles, Arles, Angers
Entered the Congregation of the Oratory, against the wishes of his parents; taught in Oratorian schools at Saumur, Juilly and Soissons; left to pursue his career in Paris (1704); Professor of Philosophy, College Royale (1723)
Academie Royale des Sciences (1721)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/01/1729
ProposerWilliam Rutty
Sir Hans Sloane
John Gaspar Scheuchzer
RelationshipsSon of Charles Privat de Molieres and his wife, Martine Robins de Brabantane
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Royal Society codeNA6691
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/19/101Copy letter from the Joseph Privat de Molieres, Paris, to William Rutty2 July 1728
CLP/22ii/71Paper, Account of Dr [Joseph Privat de] Molieres' 'Lecons de physique et de mathematique etc [Physical and mathematical lessons etc]' by John Hadley18th century
CLP/22ii/25Paper, On 'Physical and mechanical explication of the percussion of elastic bodies' by Abbe de Molieres [Joseph Privat de Molières]18th century
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