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Authorised form of nameClairaut; Alexis Claude (1713 - 1765)
SurnameClairaut
ForenamesAlexis Claude
Dates1713 - 1765
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Paris, France (07 May 1713)
Death:
Paris, France (17 May 1765)
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics, mechanics, celestial mechanics, geodesy, optics
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
27/10/1737
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
EL/C3/23Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/C3/18Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer1786
EL/C3/25Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/36Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/17Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer20 February 1736
EL/C3/19Paper by Alexis Clairaut on the figure of the earthFebruary 1736
LBO/24/15Copy letter from Alexis Clairaut, Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 September 1737
EL/C3/24Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 September 1737
EL/C3/26Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
L&P/2/526Letter, 'On Melvill's optical paper in the Philosophical Transactions' from Alexis Claude Clairaut to Thomas Birch30 June 1754
EL/C3/2Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer13 December 1737
EC/1737/06Clairaut, Alexis Claude: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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]
MS/790/24Letter from Alexis Claude Clairaut, Paris, to [Martin Folkes] 5 September 1742
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