ANDRE-MARIE AMPERE (1775-1836) EXTREMELY RARE SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENT SIGNED, “A. Ampere” and 17 more famous French scientist, all signed on “Societe Philomathique Des Membres Presens”, 2 pgs., 7 x 9.25, 17 December 1808, [Paris]. Ampere was a French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism and was recognized for his contribution to the creation of modern electrical science by the establishment of the ampere as a standard unit of electrical measurement. His name is also one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.
This amazing document also includes the signatures of 17 other French scientist among whom are GEORGES CUVIER (1769-1832) the founding father of Paleontology; FREDERIC CUVIER (1773-1838) noted zoologist and paleontologist; JOSEPH LOUIS GAY-LUSSAC (1778-1850) the French chemist and physicist known for his discovery that water is made of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen; SIMEON DENIS POISSON (1781-1840) the mathematician, engineer, and physicist who made many scientific advances; ALEXANDER BRONGNIART (1770-1847) the chemist, mineralogist, geologist, paleontologist and zoologist who was a founding member of the Societe Philomathique de Paris and responsible for determining geology studies as a subject of science and for his classification and studies of reptiles; LOUIS JACQUES THENARD (1777-1857) the French chemist whose name is one of the 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower; LOUIS-MARIE AUBERT DU PETIT-THOUARS (1758-1831) the botanist known for his work collecting and describing orchids; HIPPOLYTE-VICTOR COLLET-DESCOTILS the French chemist known for his discovery of chromium and iridium; AUGUSTIN-FRANCOIS DE SILVESTRE (1762-1855) founding member of the societe Philomathique de Paris, librarian, inventor, and popularizer of science…. In very good to fine condition with toning to the edges.
The Societe Philomathique de Paris was a high-level multidisciplinary scientific and philosophical society established in 1788, which boasted a distinguished list of French scientist. Several of the signatures on this historically significant document are founding members.