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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

pp 531-532


de Damoiseau, Marie-Charles-Théodore

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Damoiseau, Marie-Charles-Théodore de

BornJussan Mouthier, (Doubs), France, 9 April 1768

DiedIssy near Paris, France, 6 August 1846

Marie-Charles-Théodore de Damoiseau is mostly known for his lunar tables and his tables of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter. He was the son of Louis Armand Désiré de Damoiseau, Chevalier, Seigneur de Colombier, an important military figure, and Jeanne Marie Marmillon de la Baronnie de Montfort. This was Damoiseau’s father’s second marriage, and he was one of the four children. Damoiseau signed as Damoiseau de Monfort (not Montfort), although on his publications, he signed as Baron de Damoiseau.

Clever in mathematics, Damoiseau began his career as an artillery officer in La Fère, but during the French Revolution he became an émigré(1792), joining the Condé army on the German border. In 1795, Damoiseau was in the service of the King of Sardinia in the Piedmont region of Italy. With the arrival of the French troops, he went to Portugal to join the ...

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