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Authorised form of nameBelidor; Bernard Forest de (1693 - 1761)
Other forms of nameBernard Forest
Other forms of surnameDe Belidor
SurnameBelidor
ForenamesBernard Forest de
Dates1693 - 1761
NationalityFrench
Place of birthCatalonia, Spain
Date of birth1693
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death08 September 1761
Research fieldMechanics; ballistics; military and civil architecture
ActivityCareer:
Worked on the survey of the French meridian under Jacques Cassini (FRS 1698) (1718); Professor of Mathematics, Artillery School of La Fere; employed by the Prince de Dombes, Grand Master of Artillery, then by the Prince de Cond, who took him on campaign in Italy; Inspector of Artillery; Field Marshal; Royal Censor of mathematical works
Memberships:
Academie Royale des Sciences; Berlin Academy
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/11/1726
RelationshipsSon of Jean Baptiste Foret de Belidor, officer of dragoons, and his wife, Marie Hébert; orphaned at five months old and brought up by the family of his godfather, an artillery officer named de Fossiébourg; married the daughter or granddaughter of de Fossiébourg
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Biographie Universelle
Notes:
Proposed by James Jurin. DSB gives year of birth as 1697/8.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/36914355
Royal Society codeNA7803
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B2/83Letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere8 June 1726
EL/B2/82Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere, to the Royal Society10 August 1722
EL/B3/57Extract of Bernard Forest de Belidor's proposals for his work on hydraulic architecture or the art of conducting, raising and managing waterMay 1737
EL/B2/94Translation of a letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated from La Fere, to Dr Mortimer1734
EL/B2/89Translation of a letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere1731
EL/B2/91Bernard Forest de Belido, dated from La Fere, to Dr Mortimer24 October 1733
EL/M3/1Cromwell Mortimer to Monsieur Belidor4 March 1731
EL/B2/85Letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere18 November 1786
EL/B2/87Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere, to James Jurin24 March 1728
EL/B2/86Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere, to James Jurin14 December 1726
EL/B2/93Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated from La Fere, to Cromwell Mortimer28 April 1734
EL/B2/92Translation of a letter from Bernard Forest de Belido, dated from La Fere, to Dr Mortimer1733
EL/M3/2Copy of a letter from Cromwell Mortimer, dated at London, to Monsieur Belidor4 March 1731
EL/M3/3Translation of a letter from Cromwell Mortimer, dated at London, to Monsieur Belidor1731
RBO/15/54Belidor's account of his books on architecture military, civil and hydraulic1730
EL/B2/88Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere, to William Rutty13 January 1731
RBO/13/78Account of how to measure the area of spherical triangles by Belidor1728
IM/000321Belidor, Bernard Forest dend
EL/B2/90Translation of a letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor to Dr Mortimer1731
LBO/18/136Copy letter from Bernard Belidor9 June 1726
LBO/20/96Copy letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor, La Frere, to Dr Mortimer24 October 1733
LBO/19/83Copy letter from Bernard Belidor, Lafere, to James Jurin24 March 1728
LBO/19/183Copy letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor to Cromwell Mortimer 16 July 1731
LBO/19/251Copy of a circular from Cromwell Mortimer, London, to Bernard Forest de Belidor14 May 1731
CLP/3ii/22Paper, 'Discours sur la theorie de la poudre' [Concerning the theory of gunpowder] by [Bernard Forest] de Belidor1726
CLP/1/47Translation, 'Some thoughts concerning the measure of the area of spherical triangles' by M [Bernard Forest] de Belidor[1726-1728]
CLP/1/46Paper, 'Mémoire sur la mesure de l'aire des triangles sphériques' ['On measuring the area of spherical triangles'] by Mr [Bernard Forest] de Belidor18 November 1726
EL/B2/84Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated at La Fere, to James Jurin27 August 1726
RBO/12/71Discourse on the theory of gunpowder by Monsieur de Belidor1726
EL/B2/96Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated from La Fere, to Cromwell Mortimer16 March 1735
CLP/1/46/1Manuscript, 'Mémoire sur la mesure de l'aire des triangles sphériques' ['On measuring the area of spherical triangles'] by Mr [Bernard Forest] de Belidor18 November 1726
CLP/1/46/2Diagrams, triangles inscribed on spheres by [Bernard Forest de Belidor]18 November 1726
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