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Buot, Jacques

1. Dates
Born: unknown Probably France, 1675
Died: fb
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
On financial status: no information.
3. Nationality
Birth: France (assumed)
Career: France
Death: France (assumed)
4. Education
Schooling: No University
i.e., unknown.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Catholic (assumed)
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Astronomy, Physics, Geometry
7. Means of Support
Primary: Patronage, Governmental Position
Condorcet describes him as "ingenieur du Roi, & Professeur du Mathematiques des Pages de la grande écurie."
From 1666, received an annual salary from the Académie of 1200 livres [E. Maindrou, L'Academie des Sciences (Paris, 1888), p. 121]
8. Patronage
Types: Court Official, Government Official
Buot dedicated his Usage de la roue de proportion, 1647, to Chancellor Seguier.
9. Technological Involvement
Type: Instruments
Invented an astronomical instrument, the équerre azimutale.
10. Scientific Societies
Membership: Académie Royal des Sciences
Original member of the Académie des Sciences, evidently appointed as an astronomer, see 6b.
  1. Condorcet, Eloges des Acadmiens de l'Academie royal des sciences, morts depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1699 (Paris, 1773), p. 157.
  2. Jean Mesnard, "Le mécénat scientifique avant l'Académie des sciences," in L'âge d'or du mécénat. Roland Mousnier and Jean Mesnard, eds. (Paris, 1985), pp. 107-17, esp. p. 115.
  3. Note: A very obscure figure.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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