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Fatio [of Duillier], Nicolas

First Name: 
Nicolas
Last Name: 
Fatio [of Duillier]
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1664
Death: 
1753
Nationality: 
Swiss
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
home-educated; academy at Geneva 1678-1680; fellow of the Royal Society 1688
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
Learned/scientific poetry
Patrons: 
limited patronage from several prominent whig politicians, notably John Hampden, as a result of his services to the house of Orange; Isaac Newton - professional and financial support; the duke of Bedford; sought (in vain) royal patronage for his work on navigation
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
article in the Bibliothèque Universelle et Historique in April 1687; a letter on the solid of least resistance published in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions in 1713; published a series of articles in the Present State of the Republick of Letters and GM [as Faccio] on the proper interpretation of the poetry of the Psalms and their translation, 1736; GM (a series of letters from Fatio about his ideas in astronomy), 1737-8
Summing Up: 

Fatio was a natural philosopher and mathematician who worked closely with Newton. He published a number of scientific articles, as well as pieces on prophecies. He has one Latin poem, and published translations of psalms in GM. Throughout his career, he sought patronage form royalty and others.

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