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Authorised form of nameZach; Franz Xaver (1754 - 1832)
SurnameZach
ForenamesFranz Xaver
Dates1754 - 1832
Dates and placesBirth:
04 June 1754
Death:
Paris (02 September 1832)
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Research Field:
Astronomy
Education:
LLD (Oxford)
Career:
Lived in London with the Saxon Ambassador, J M von Bruhl (FRS 1765); Major (1786), later Colonel in the service of Duke Ernst of Saxe-Gotha; Director of the Observatory founded by the Duke at Seeberg (1787-1806); subsequently served the Duke's widow in Genoa and Lucca; died of cholera
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/04/1804
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1832-1833 No 11 pp 152-153
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/52446
Royal Society codeNA7432
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MM/25/1Letter from William Frend, Stoke Newington, to William Samuel Stratford RN, Metropolitan, Verulam's Buildings, Grays Inn, London27 October 1828
L&P/12/14Letter, 'Observations of Ceres Ferdinandea' from Franz Xaver Zach to Joseph Banks8 February 1802
L&P/12/9Letter, 'Observations of Ceres Ferdinandea' from Franz Xaver Zach to Joseph Banks30 January 1802
L&P/12/4Letter, 'Observations at Seeberg, Gotha of Piazzi's new planet, Ceres Ferdinandea' from Franz Xaver Zach to Nevil Maskelyne14 January 1802
L&P/8/62Paper, 'Solution of the problem of the oblate figure' by Franz Xaver von Zach31 January 1784
L&P/12/15Letter, 'Observations of Ceres Ferdinandea' from Franz Xaver Zach to Joseph Banks20 February 1802
EC/1786/04Zach, Franz Xaver: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1803/11Zach, Franz Xaver: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1787/34Zach, Franz Xaver: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/2/66Letter from Mr Cardot, Institut Royal de France, to James Hudson, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society26 December 1832
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