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Authorised form of nameMontmort; Pierre Remond de (1678 - 1719)
Other forms of nameRemond, Pierre de; de Montmort, Pierre Remond
SurnameMontmort
ForenamesPierre Remond de
Dates1678 - 1719
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Paris, France (27 October 1678)
Death:
Paris, France (07 October 1719)
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Roman Catholic
Research Field:
Probability
Career:
Began to study law but ran away to England and Germany, returning to France (1699); Canon of Notre Dame de Paris; bought the estate of Montmort and abandoned his orders to marry; travelled to England to witness a total eclipse of the Sun (1715); died of smallpox
Memberships:
Academie Royale des Sciences (1716)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1715
RelationshipsSon of Francois Remond and his wife Marguerite Relle; married a niece of the Duchess of Angouleme
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Notes:
Proposed by Sir Isaac Newton
Royal Society codeNA7789
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/82/11Letter from Remond Montmort2 September 1715
EL/W3/84Richard Waller to Pierre Remond de Monmort from Paris7 May 1714
MS/82Correspondence of Dr Brook Taylor, Secretary of the Royal Society1712-1717
MM/5/49Letter from Brooke Taylor, near Canterbury, to Isaac Newton22 April 1716
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