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Authorised form of nameClairaut; Alexis Claude (1713 - 1765)
Dates1713 - 1765
NationalityFrench
Place of birthParis, France
Date of birth07 May 1713
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death17 May 1765
Research fieldMathematics
Mechanics
Celestial mechanics
Geodesy
Optics
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election27/10/1737
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
Mari Williams, 'James Bradley and the Eighteenth Century "Gap" in Attempts to Measure Annual Stellar Parallax' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 83-100
Richard Sorrenson, 'Towards a History of the Royal Society in the Eighteenth Century' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 29-46
Sir Alan Cook, 'Ladies in the Scientific Revolution' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 1-12
Judith P Zinsser, 'Translating Newton's Principia: the Marquise du Chatelet's revisions and additions for a French audience' in NR 2001 vol 55 pp 227-245
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
J P Zinsser, 'Mentors, the marquise Du Chatelet and historical memory' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 89-108
Royal Society codeNA8170
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/24/15Copy letter from Alexis Clairaut, Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 September 1737
L&P/2/526Letter, 'On Melvill's optical paper in the Philosophical Transactions' from Alexis Claude Clairaut to Thomas Birch30 June 1754
EC/1737/06Clairaut, Alexis Claude: certificate of election to the Royal Society27 October 1737
CLP/8ii/77Translated paper, 'Inquiry concerning the figure of such planets as revolve about an Axis supposing the Density continually to vary, from the Center towards the Surface' by Alexis Claude Clairaut[1737]
CLP/8ii/77/1Manuscript, 'Inquiry concerning the figure of such planets as revolve about an Axis supposing the Density continually to vary, from the Center towards the Surface' by Alexis Claude Clairaut[1737]
EL/C3/25Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
MS/790/24Letter from Alexis Claude Clairaut, Paris, to [Martin Folkes] 5 September 1742
EL/C3/19Paper by Alexis Clairaut on the figure of the earthFebruary 1736
EL/C3/2Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer13 December 1737
EL/C3/26Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/23Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/C3/17Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer20 February 1736
EL/C3/24Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 September 1737
EL/C3/18Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer1786
EL/C3/36Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
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