Iean. Bapt. Ios. Delambre.Mitglied des National-Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften, und der Commision der Mecres=Länge in Paris. gebohren zu Amiens den 19ten Septbr 1749.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 177 x 102mm (7 x 4"). Cut to platemark on two sides.
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749-1822) the French mathematician and astronomer. In 1801, Napoleon appointed him Permanent Secretary for the Mathematical Sciences at the French Academy of Sciences, a post he held until his death. In 1804 he was appointed director of the Paris Observatory and he was also made professor of Astronomy at the College de France. He was one of the first astronomers to derive astronomical equations from analytical formulas and was one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. The crater Delambre on the Moon is named after him. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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