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.
- J.P. Niceron, Mémoires pour servir à a l'histoire des hommes illustres. . ., 40, 232-244.
- 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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