• Billy, Jacques de

  • Jacques de Billy

    Jacques de Billy (March 18, 1602 – January 14, 1679) was a French Jesuit mathematician. Born in Compiègne, he subsequently entered the Society of Jesus. From 1629 to 1630, Billy taught mathematics at the Jesuit College at Pontà Mousson. He was still studying theology at this time. From 1631 to 1633, Billy taught mathematics at the Jesuit college at Rheims. From 1665 to 1668 he was professor of mathematics at the Jesuit college at Dijon. One of his pupils there was Jacques Ozanam. Billy also taught in Grenoble. He also served as rector of a number of Jesuit Colleges in Châlons-en-Champagne, Langres and in Sens.

  • Jacques de Billy (abbot)

    Jacques de Billy (Billi) de Prunay was a French patristic scholar, theologian, jurist, linguist, and Benedictine abbot (1535—December 25, 1581).

  • Dominique Jacques de Eerens

    Dominique Jacques de Eerens

    Dominique Jacques de Eerens (17 March 1781 – 30 May 1840) was a Dutch major general, politician and administrator, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies and knight of the Military William Order.

  • Jacques de Vaucanson

    Jacques de Vaucanson (February 24, 1709 – November 21, 1782) was a French inventor and artist who was responsible for the creation of impressive and innovative automata. He also was the first person to design an automatic loom and built the first all-metal lathe.

  • Jacques de Milly

    Jacques de Milly

    Jacques de Milly was the 37th Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller (since 1454). He died in 1461.

  • Jacques de Noyon

    Jacques de Noyon

    Jacques de Noyon (1668 – 1745) was a French Canadian explorer and coureur des bois. He is the first known European to visit the Boundary Waters region west of Lake Superior.

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