BERNOULLI, Jean (Johann). Basel 4.11.1744 — Berlin-Köpemick 13.7.1807. Swiss Scholar interested in India. Born in the family of famous mathematicians, himself a noted astronomer and called Johann III as the third scholar of this name in the family. Studies of law at Basel (lic. iuris 1763) and mathematics under his father and uncle (Johann and Daniel B.). From 1763 member of the Berlin AW, from 1791 Director of its Mathematical section. Also a geographer. From 1767 also Royal Astronomer and director of observatory. Travelled much in Europe.
Publications: translated from Latin, French and English: Des Paters Josef Tieffenthaler’s historisch-geographische Beschreibung von Hindustan. Theil 1. Ferner des Herrn Anquetil du Perron’s historische und chronologische Abh., wie auch des Herrn Jacob Rennell General-Charte von Indien, endlich noch verschiedene andere Zusätze und viele Anmerkungen des Herausgebers. B. & Gotha 1785.
– large scientific production.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; F. Nagel in Web HistLexSchweiz; Wikipedia (with portrait, more details in French version), also Wikipedia on Bernoulli familt.
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