JACQUES ALEXANDRE CESAR
See also:born at
See also:Beaugency, Loiret, on the 12th of
See also:November 1746 . After spending some years as a clerk in the
See also:ministry of
See also:finance, he turned to scientific pursuits, and attracted considerable
See also:attention by his skilful and elaborate demonstrations of
See also:physical experiments . He was the first, in 1783, to employ hydrogen for the inflation of balloons (see
See also:AERONAUTICS), and about 1787 he anticipated Gay Lussac's
See also:law of the dilatation of gases with
See also:heat, which on that account is sometimes known by his name . In 1785 he was elected to the Academy of Sciences, and subsequently he became
See also:professor of physics at the
See also:des Arts et Metiers . He died in
See also:Paris on the 7th of
See also:April 1823 . His published papers are chiefly concerned with mathematical topics .
ELIZABETH CHARLES (1828-1896)
THOMAS CHARLES (1755-1814)
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