Arago, François (17861853)

Arago, François (Ar`ago, François) , an eminent physicist and astronomer, born in the S. of France, entered the Polytechnic School of Paris when seventeen, elected a member of the Academy of Sciences at the early age of twenty-three, nominated Director of the Observatory in 1830, was member of the Provisional Government in 1848, refused to take the oath to Louis Napoleon after the coup d'état, would rather resign his post at the Observatory, but was retained, and at his death received a public funeral (17861853).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Arabia
Arabia Felix
Arabian Desert
Arabian Nights
Arabs, The
Aracan
Arach`ne
Arad
Araf
Arafat`
Ar`ago, François
Arago, Jacques
Ar`agon
Araguay
Arakan
Aral, The Sea of
Aram, Eugene
Aramæa
Arama`ic
Aramæ`ans
Aran, Val d'