Authorised form of nameFontenelle; Bernard le Bovier de (1657 - 1757)
Other forms of nameFontenelle, Bernard le Bouyer de; De Fontenelle, Bernard le Bouyer
ForenamesBernard le Bovier de
Dates1657 - 1757
Dates and placesBirth:
Rouen, France (11 February 1657)
Paris, France (09 January 1757)
ActivityResearch Field:
Dissemination of knowledge, mathematics, astronomy
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
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, dated at Paris, to the Royal Society1733
EL/F2/29Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, dated at Paris, to the Royal Society18 February 1733
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
P/0044Portrait of Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de
IM/001486Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier dend
EC/1732/08Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001487Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier dend
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