Authorised form of nameFontenelle; Bernard le Bovier de (1657 - 1757)
Other forms of nameBernard le Bouyer de
Bernard le Bouyer
Other forms of surnameDe Fontenelle
Dates1657 - 1757
Place of birthRouen, France
Date of birth11 February 1657
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death09 January 1757
Research fieldMathematics
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/01/1733
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from Record
Douglas McKie, 'Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, FRS, 1657-1757' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 193-200, plate
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
J P Zinsser, 'Mentors, the marquise Du Chatelet and historical memory' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 89-108
Royal Society codeNA6781
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/076Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de
EL/F2/30Translation of a letter, from Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle to the Royal Society, dated at Paris1733
MM/5/48Letter from Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Paris, to 22 November 1722
MM/16/18Note describing a small collection of letters addressed to James Jurin, Secretary of the Royal Society1878
MM/5/47Letter from Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Paris, to the Royal Society9 June 1714
IM/001486Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier dend
EC/1732/08Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de: certificate of election to the Royal Society18 January 1733
IM/001487Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier dend
P/0044Portrait of Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de
EL/F2/29Letter, from Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle to the Royal Society, dated at Paris18 February 1733
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