The Early Days of the Académie des Sciences as Portrayed in the Engravings of Sébastien Le Clerc

  title={The Early Days of the Acad{\'e}mie des Sciences as Portrayed in the Engravings of S{\'e}bastien Le Clerc},
  author={Earnest Charles Watson},
  pages={556 - 587}
Numerous studies of the origin and early work of the Academie Royale des Sciences have been made (i) and the essential facts are well known. During the first half of the seventeenth century groups of scientists and mathematicians, which included at various times MARIN MERSENNE (i588-i648), PIERRE DE FERMAT (c. i6oiI665), RENE' DESCARTES (I596-i650), GERARD DESARGUES (I593i662), GILLES PERSONNE DE ROBERVAL (i602-i675), PIERRE GASSENDI (I592-i655), BLAISE PASCAL (i623-i662), CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS… 
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  • N. Pastore
  • Art, Medicine
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1972


1702) are of scientific interest. They commemorate (i) the founding of the Academie des Sciences
  • Three of the medals designed by LE CLERC for the Midailles sur les principaux ivinemens du regne de Louis le Grand