Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat

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Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat
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Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat
Born(1725-09-14)14 September 1725
Paris, France
Died7 March 1803(1803-03-07) (aged 77)
Paris, France
Known formap of the Pleiades
Scientific career

Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat (14 September 1725 – 7 March 1803) was a French astronomer most notable for publishing a map of the 64 stars of the Pleiades in 1786. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences. He originally studied art, receiving a medal from the French Academy of Painting and published an art book "Essai de perspective à l'usage des artistes" in 1750.[1] His parents were Edme Jeaurat and Marie-Charlotte born Le Clerc. He was the first founder of various settlements that were taken over by the École Militaire in favor of astronomy.[2][3][4][5][6] He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1783.[7]


  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Histoire de l'astronomie au dix-huitième siècle ; par M. Delambre,... Publiée par M. Mathieu, pages 748-755, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Claude-Louis Mathieu, Bachelier, 1827.
  3. ^ A New review: with literary curiosities and literary intelligence, page 326, Paul Henry Maty, Printed for the author, 1783.
  4. ^ Mémoires de l'Acadêmie des sciences de l'Institut de France, page 289, Didot frères, fils et cie, 1786.
  5. ^ Edme-Sébastien Jeaurat, Carte des 64 Principales Etoiles des Playades par M. Jeaurat, pour le 1.er Janvier 1786.
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  7. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter J" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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