30 June 2017

Félix Tisserand in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte-d'Or (21)

The monument to Félix Tisserand, who was born in Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1845 and died in Paris in 1896, stands opposite the Hôtel de Ville in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Tisserand became director of the observatory in Toulouse, where he published Recueil d'exercices sur le calcul infinitésimal. He is perhaps most noted for his four-volume work Traité de mécanique céleste (1889–1896), which an inscription on the monument notes is based on his explorations in Thailand (then Siam), Japan and Martinique. The monument was sculpted by Mathurin Moreau in 1899.

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