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Jerôme Lalande

Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande
Bourg-en-Bresse 1732 - Paris 1807
French astronomer and mathematician
(Wikipedia)
David d'Angers
1884

Bourg-en-Bresse /  Jerôme Lalande   Bourg-en-Bresse /  Jerôme Lalande

Description

Stone plaque with a bronze relief portrait, with the text 'Delalande, ancien directeur de l'observatoire' The original 1884 medallion was melted in 1942 under the Vichy Regime (for a weight c. 5 kg). After the war, a new medallion was installed.

Inscription(s)

LALANDE
1732 - 1807
ici est né
JÉRÔME LALANDE
le 11 juillet 1732

Signature

David

Sculptor

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Location (N 46°12'12" - E 5°13'23")

Item Code: frra293; Photograph: 17 August 2018
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