Authorised form of nameFourier; Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768 - 1830)
Dates1768 - 1830
Place of birthAuxerre, France
Date of birth21 March 1768
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death16 May 1830
Research fieldMathematics
Professor, Military Academy, Paris (1796); Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; accompanied Bonaparte on his unsuccessful expedition to Egypt (1798); Prefect , Department Isere (on return from Egypt); permanent secretary, Academy of sciences, Paris (1817); wrote on mathematics and electricity
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election11/12/1823
RelationshipsSon of a tailor
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Maurice Crosland, 'Explicit Qualifications as a Criterion for Membership of the Royal Society: A Historical Review' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 167-187
K K Schwarz, 'Faraday and Babbage' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp367-381
In BR and R, he is described as a 'baron'.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7975
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1823/14Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001519Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph1994
MC/2/166Letter from Thomas Stephens Davies, [mathemical master at the] Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, to the Council of the Royal Society25 March 1835
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
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