Charles Louis de Fourcroy
Charles Louis de Fourcroy (1766 – after 1810) was a French mathematician and scholar.
de Fourcroy was born in the French countryside. He is the author of Essai d'une table poléométrique, a treatise on engineering and civil construction, published in 1782, which is remarkable for its period in its use of graphs to list the achievements of civil engineers of bridges and roads from 1740 to 1780 and its cross-sectional and mathematical analysis of the growth of urban areas.
Honors and awards
He was awarded the title Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur by Napoleon and the Arch Chancellor of France, the Prince in 1810, while Consul in Cologne. He was also awarded a crest with three argent crescents upon a blue background, intersected by a golden peak above the symbol of the Légion d'honneur on a gules background.
The Harrow School Archives have the grant of arms to the Chevalier, Charles de Fourcroy, signed by Napoleon.
- Palsky (1996): Des Chiffres et des Cartes, p. 51–52
- Grant of Arms to Charles de Fourcroy, (1810)
- Essai d'une table poléométrique (1782)