Authorised form of nameGeoffroy; Claude Joseph (1685 - 1752)
Dates1685 - 1752
Place of birthParis, France
Date of birth08 August 1685
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death09 March 1752
Research fieldChemistry; botany
M Pharm (1703). Studied botany under J P Tournefort (1707)
Travelled to the South of France in search of botanical specimens (1704-1705); took over the family pharmacy on the death of his father (1708); Inspector of Pharmacy at the Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Paris; Echevin of Paris (1731)
Academie Royale des Sciences (1707)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1715
RelationshipsSon of Matthieu Francois Geoffroy and his wife, Louise de Vaux; brother of Estienne Francois Geoffroy (FRS 1698).
Married: 1) Marie-Elisabeth Ruelle; 2) Marie Denis
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; DBF
Birth date from DSB
Proposed by Sir Isaac Newton
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7765
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/11i/44Paper, 'A problem in chimistry. To find ashes which do not contain any particles of iron' by M [Claude Joseph] Geoffroy[1709?]
CLP/11i/43Paper, 'Experiments made upon metals with the Duke of Orleans his burning-glasse' by M [Claude Joseph] Geoffroy[1709]
LBO/24/6Copy letter from Claude Joseph Geoffroy, Paris, to the President29 September 1737
LBO/23/66Copy letter from Monsieur Patouillat, Toucy, to Claude Geoffroy9 February 1737
L&P/1/77Letter, 'On soap lees and hard soap' from Claude Joseph Geoffroy to David Hartley23 July 1741
L&P/2/86Letter, 'Of Mrs Stephens medicines' from Claude Joseph Geoffroy to Cromwell Mortimer12 June 1750
L&P/2/234Paper, 'On the effects of vitrum antimonii ceratum' by Claude Joseph Geoffroy1751
MM/20/10Letter from David Hartley to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society2 August 1742
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