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Réginald Outhier

Outhier was born on the 16th of August in 1694 in the eastern part of France and he died on the 12th of April in 1774. Apart from his clerical vocation Outhier was interested in astronomy and he even made a revolving globe map. He was involved in the triangular measurements that were carried out in the early 1730's in France. These were the reasons he was recommended by his superior, the bishop of Bayeux, to join the expedition to take up the pastoral care of the group. After the expedition the King awarded Outhier as all other members of the expedition an annual pension of 1200 livres. Outhier carried on his scientific work in the later years, too, and he was nominated a foreign representative in the Science Academy in Berlin.



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