Authorised form of nameBeaufoy; Mark (1764 - 1827)
Dates1764 - 1827
Date of birth1764
Place of deathBushey Heath, Hertfordshire
Date of death04 May 1827
Dates and placesBurial:
Stanmore Church, Middlesex
First Englishman to scale Mont Blanc (1787); largely responsible for founding of the Society for the Improvement of Naval Architecture (1791); made magnetic and astronomical observations; Colonel of Militia, Tower Hamlets
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/02/1790
RelationshipsSon of a Quaker brewer; father of Henry Beaufoy (FRS 1815)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
J S Rowlinson, '"Our Common Room in Geneva" and the Early Exploration of the Alps of Savoy' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 221-235
Silver medal from Astronomical Society
Royal Society codeNA6913
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1789/06Beaufoy, Mark: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/8/129/2Plate, 'Different shaped solids for experiment' by Mark Beaufoy1785
L&P/8/129/4Tables, 'Experiments made to ascertain the the compartitive resistance which different forms of wood show' by Mark Beaufoy1785
L&P/8/129/3Plate, 'Different shaped solids for experiment' by Mark Beaufoy1785
L&P/8/129/1Paper, 'Experiments on the best form for vessels to move through the water with least resistance' by Mark Beaufoy1785
L&P/9/68Paper, 'Narrative of a journey from the village of Chamouni, Switzerland, to the summit of Mount Blanc on the 8th August 1787' by Mark Beaufoy1787
L&P/8/129Paper, 'Experiments on the best form for vessels to move through the water with least resistance' by Mark Beaufoy1785
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