Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

de Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier

  • Richard Baum
Reference work entry

Alternate Names

 de Fontenelle, Bernard le Bouyer;  Fontenelle, Bernard le Bouyer de;  Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de

BornRouen, Seine-Maritime, France, 11 February 1657

Died Paris, France, 9 January 1757
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Selected References

  1. Danielson, Dennis R. (2000). “But One Little Family of the Universe: Bernard le Bouvier de Fontenelle and Aphra Behn.” In The Book of the Cosmos:Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking, pp. 206–219. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus.Google Scholar
  2. Dick, Steven J. (1993). “Plurality of Worlds.” In Cosmology:Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives, edited by Norriss S. Hetherington, pp. 515–532. New York: Garland.Google Scholar
  3. Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier de (1990). Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, translated by H. A. Hargreaves, introduction by Nina Rattner Gelbart. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Baum
    • 1
  1. 1.ChesterCounty ChesterUK