Gouye, Thomas

, a French mathematician, was born Sept. 18, 1650, at Dieppe, and entered among the Jesuits in 1667. He early acquired reputation for his skill in mathematics, and was admitted into the academy of sciences in 1699. He assisted constantly at the meetings of that academy, whose members entertained a high opinion of his genius. He died at Paris, in the professed house of the Jesuits, March 24, 1725, aged seventy-five. His principal work is entitled, “Observations Physiques et Mathematiques pour servir a la perfection de TAstronomie, et de la geographic, envoyees de Siam, a Pacademie des sciences de Paris, par ies P. P. Jesuites missionaires;” with notes and remarks, in 2 vols. the first, 8vo, the second, 4to. These remarks may also be found in torn. 7. of the “Memoires” of the above academy. 1