- 1. Dates
- Born: Paris (?), ca. 1595
- Died: Paris (?), ca. 22 Dec. 1640
- Dateinfo: Both Dates Uncertain
- Lifespan: 45
- 2. Father
- Occupation: No Information
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Paris (?), France
- Career: France
- Death: Paris(?), France
- 4. Education
- Schooling: No University
- Studied under Viète.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Catholic (assumed)
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Mathematics, Astronomy
- Published Geostatique in 1636. He published on mathematics, and he observed astronomical events such as eclipses.
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Patronage
- He became mathematician to Gaston of Orleans in 1630.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: Court Official
- Gaston of Orleans, see above.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Types: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- He was an early friend of Fermat and Etienne Despagnet, later of Mersenne and his circle.
- He was an official Paris correspondent to Fermat.
- Friendship and correpondence with Castelli, Galileo, and Hobbes.
- P.Humbert," Les Astronmers francais de 1610 a 1667," Société d'études scientifiques et archeéologiques de Draguignan, Memoires, 63 (1942), pp.1-72.
- Little in known about Beaugrand. There are few manuscripts and letters and no records.
- Not in Nouvelle biographie générale.
- Not in Dictionnaire de biographie française.
- References to Beaugrand are scatted throughout the standard eds of the correspondence of Fermat (P.Tannery and C. Henry, eds, Paris 1891-1912; (QA3.F3) Supp. vol., N.de Waard, ed., Paris, 1922), Descartes (Adam And P.Tannery eds., Paris, 1897-1913, (B1833.T16)), and Mersenne (Marie Tannery, ed., Paris, 1933, (BX4705.M53.A3), v.1-3).
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
Note: the creators of the Galileo Project and this catalogue
cannot answer email on geneological questions.