Alexis Clairaut (1713-1765)

Chronologie de la vie de Clairaut (1713-1765)

21 février 1747 (1) : Clairaut à la Royal Society :
We the underwritten foreign members of the Royal Society of London, do hereby certify that abbé John Bernard Le Blanc is very worthy of the honer he aspires to, of being admitted a Fellow of the said Society. He has by his works given proof of his abilities, and it is with pleasure that we joyn our particular testimony, of the general esteem he has deserved from the public.
At Paris this 21st of February 1747
Fontenelle, Morand, Buffon, Clairaut, Dortous de Marian [Mairan !], Du Hamel de Monceau, Hellot, Montesquieu, Sallier (RS, EC/1747/08).
London, April 9 1747.
Tho the abbé le Blanc is not personally known to myself, I desire on the above recommendation from so many persons of merit and distinction my particular friends, to ad my suffrage M. Folkes. R. Mead, H. Baker (RS, EC/1747/08).

La candidature de l'abbé Le Blanc sera rejetée le (9 novembre) 29 octobre 1747 (RS, EC/1747/08).
  • RS : Royal Society, London.
Courcelle (Olivier), « 21 février 1747 (1) : Clairaut à la Royal Society », Chronologie de la vie de Clairaut (1713-1765) [En ligne], [Notice publiée le 6 août 2007].