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Authorised form of nameFourier; Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768 - 1830)
SurnameFourier
ForenamesJean Baptiste Joseph
Dates1768 - 1830
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Auxerre, France (21 March 1768)
Death:
Paris, France (16 May 1830)
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Career:
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
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
11/12/1823
RelationshipsSon of a tailor
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
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
Notes:
In BR and R, he is described as a 'baron'.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/24601470
Royal Society codeNA7975
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1823/14Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
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
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