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Billy, Jacques de

1. Dates
Born: Compiègne, France, 1602
Died: France, 1679
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 77
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Compieègne, France
Career: France
Death: France
4. Education
Schooling: Religous Order, D.D.
After finishing humanistic studies, entered Jesuit order, then studied theology. I accept the equivalent of B.A. As an ordained Jesuit who took all four vows, he would have completed a doctorate in theology.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Mathematics, Astronomy
7. Means of Support
Primary: Ecclesiastical Position
Secondary: Schoolmaster
1629-30, taught mathematics at Jesuit college at Pont à Mousson while a theology student.
1631-33, taught mathematics at Jesuit college at Rheims. According to Humbert he taught also in the Jesuit college at Grenoble and was rector of Chalons, Langres, and Sens.
Master of studies and professor of theology at the College de Dijon, taught mathematics privately.
1665-68, Professor of Mathematics, College de Dijon.
8. Patronage
Type: Court Official
He dedicated his Tabulae lodoicae, 1656, (note the name) to Louis XIV.
9. Technological Involvement
Types: None
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
Connections: Taught Jacques Ozanam, Claude Gasper Bachet de Meziriac; corresponded with Fermat and Bachet.
  1. J.P. Niceron, Mémoires pour servir à a l'histoire des hommes illustres. . ., 40, 232-244.
  2. P.Humbert," Les Astronmers francais de 1610 à 1667," Société d'études scientifiques et archeéologiques de Draguignan, Mémoires, 63 (1942), pp.1-72.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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