Dictionary of Indian Biography/Bernoulli, Jean

BERNOULLI, JEAN (1744–1807)

Born at Basle, Nov. 4, 1744: son of the elder Jean Bernoulli: belonged to a family celebrated as mathematicians: Jean the younger was a great astronomer: from 1763 was in this capacity a member of the Academy of Sciences at Berlin: became Director of the Mathematical Class at the Academy: wrote also on geographical subjects: notably his Description historique et geographique de l'Inde, 1786, consisting of his French translation of Pere Joseph Tieffenthaler's Geographic de l'Indoustan (originally in Latin), Recherches historiques et chrono-logiques sur l'Inde, by Anquetil du Perron, with the addition of maps by James Rennell: died at Berlin, July 13, 1807.