Delambre, Jean Joseph (17491822)

Delambre, Jean Joseph, an eminent French astronomer, born at Amiens, a pupil of Lalande; measured with Méchain the arc of the meridian between Dunkirk and Barcelona towards the establishment of the metric system; produced numerous works of great value, among others “Theoretical and Practical Astronomy” and the “History of Astronomy” (17491822).

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

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De la Beche, Sir Henry Thomas
Delacroix, Eugène
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Delambre, Jean Joseph
Delane, John Thadeus
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