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Jeaurat, Edme Sebastien, 1725-1803

 

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  • Existence: 1725 - 1803

Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat (14 September 1725 – 7 March 1803) was a French astronomer most notable for publishing a map of the 64 stars of the Pleiades in 1786. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences. He originally studied art, receiving a medal from the French Academy of Painting and published an art book "Essai de perspective à l'usage des artistes" in 1750. His parents were Edme Jeaurat and Marie-Charlotte born Le Clerc. He was the first founder of various settlements that were taken over by the École Militaire in favor of astronomy. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1783.

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Sir, bart., Joseph Banks letter

Mss 790900.3
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Identifier: Mss 790900.3
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