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Roll of Arms
of Contemporary Scientists

 Nicolas Andrault de Langeron Nicolas  Andrault de Langeron (1899-1955)    Russian-born Belgian engineer.
Azure,  three mullets Argent.
Head of electrochemistry at  Université de Liège.  Father of  Dimitri (1927-2015).
 Olivier Costa de Beauregard Le Comte  Olivier  Costa de Beauregard (1911-2007)    French physicist.
D'azur à trois bandes d'or, au chef de France.
Motto :   Soli Fidelis.
 Jean de Siebenthal Prof. Jean de Siebenthal (1917-2006)  Swiss mathematician  (Lausanne University)
Per fess: [1] Per pale Gules and Argent, a fess counterchanged.  [2] Argent, a dragon Sable
langued Gules  [& armed Argent].   Ph.D., 1951, President Swiss Mathematical Society, 1964-65.
 Van der Merwe Alwyn Van der Merwe (1927-)  Physicist  (Professor emeritus, Denver University)
Gules, a fess Argent between 15 bezants  (5 & 4 in chief, 3, 2 & 1 in point).
Glenisson [Roman] Count Yves-Edouard Glénisson  (1929-2011)  Belgian mathematician
Quartered [1&4] Or three bees Gules and [2&3] Sable a fess counterembattled Argent [Kinschot].
Granted in 1902 by Leo XIII to his great-grandfather, Edouard-Antoine Glénisson (1837-1904).
Jesco von Puttkamer Dr. (h.c.) Jesco  Freiherr  von Puttkamer (1933-2012)   NASA project manager
Azure, a marine griffin Gules tailed Argent, armed and crowned Or.
William Michael Irvine Prof. William M. Irvine (193?-)  FRAS.  Radio-astronomer (UMass, Amherst & FCRAO)
Argent, 3 holly branches each consisting of as many leaves Vert banded Gules.  On a
chief Azure 3 seagulls volant Argent.  A bordure counter-compony Azure and Argent.
Klaus von Klitzing Prof. Klaus-Olaf  von Klitzing (b. 1943; Nobel 1985)   German physicist
Or, three Hungarian bonnets Gules lined Argent.
 Pierre Deligne Viscount Pierre Deligne (1944-)   Belgian mathematician  (Fields Medal, 1978)
Vert, three hens Proper in fess.   Motto:  La première va devant.
Crest:  A dodecahedron Or.   Supporters:  Two trees Vert, trunked Argent.
John Campbell Brown Dr. John C. Brown (1947-)  10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland (since 1995)
Bleu celeste, on a pale Or voided Sable, between two James Short telescopes on tripods Or
combattant, 8 mullets Argent in the shape of the constellation Orion.  On a chief Azure with
a fillet in base Or, a saltire Argent and (in the center point) an open crown Or.
Jean-Marie De Brabandere Jean-Marie Achille De Brabandere (1947-)  Belgian electrical engineer
Azure a baston wavy Or, between two modern bundles of ten thunderbolts of the same.
On a bordure Or, eleven billets Sable.  Motto:  Min Zoeken, Min Streven (my quest, my efforts).
Myron W. Evans Dr. Myron Wyn Evans (1950-)  Welsh chemist  [Author of  ECE Theory (rebutted) ]
Per fess dancetty Gules and Sable, a Lion Or holding a garb Argent banded Vert within a bordure
engrailed Or.  Motto: Poer y Llwch o'r Pair Llachar.   [ International Register of Arms ]
 Michael R. Taaffe Prof. Michael R. Taaffe (c.1952-)   Virginia Tech.
Gules, a cross Argent fretty Azure.
 Jean Bourgain Baron  Jean Bourgain (1954-)   Belgian mathematician, ennobled in 2015.
Azure, a plate hugging three unequal roundels of the Field,  kissing pairwise.
Gerard Michon Dr. Gérard P. Michon (1956-)  X1976.   French engineer born in Gironde.
Gules, a saltire  gyronny of sixteen  Or and Sable.  CFH  (Assumed  2013-05-03)
De gueules, au sautoir gironné d'or et de sable de seize pièces.   [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]
Jochen Wilke Dr. Clemens Jochen Wilke (1960-)  German chemist & European patent attorney
Per pale Azure and Argent, on a roundel nebuly of ten undulations counterchanged
a dianthus blossom (wild carnation) per pale Gules and Argent seeded Or.   [ 2003 ]
Bernardo Jose Perez-Ramirez Dr. Bernardo Jose Perez-Ramirez (1960-)  Chilean-born US biochemist
Per pale Azure and Gules, overall above a castle with two towers an owl guardant displayed Or,
charged on the breast with a pear Azure, all within a bordure compony of 22 pieces Or and Gules,
each Gules section charged with a copihue flower Or.
  [ 2006-10-18  ACH XVI, 37, #2946]
 Frank de Winne Frank De Winne (1961-)   Belgian astronaut, viscount in 2002.   De sable, à un globe
d'azur bordé d'argent mouvant de l'angle sénestre de la pointe et accompagné au premier canton de
huit étoiles d'argent rangées 4, 2, 1 & 1.  A une capsule spatiale d'or brochant en bande sur le globe
Stephen Gregory Clackson  View Tartan Dr. Stephen G. Clackson (1961-)  Scottish crystallographer.
Gyronny of sixteen Or and Argent, a lozenge Azure.  [ 1998 grant | 2001 matriculation ]
David A. Spencer Dr. David A. Spencer (1963-)  British/Italian geologist  (London).
Gules, a chevron Or between 3 ice-axes and hammers in saltire Argent and conjoined
to a bordure Or.  Mantling:  Gules lined Or.    [Granted Nov. 7, 2000.]
Bernhard Peter Dr. Bernhard Peter (1966-)  German chemist and pharmacist  (Koblenz).
Argent, a cross mascly within a bordure Azure.  Mantling:  Azure doubled Argent.
Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, 2 keys in saltire Argent  (teeth outwards in chief).
Frank J. Reuther Dr. Frank J. Reuther (1971-).  Forensic medicine  (Ulm, Germany).
Quarterly;  [1]  Gules, a staff of Aesculapius and a balance conjoined Or.  [2 & 3]
Barry of 10 Sable and Or.  [4]  Gules, a sapphire on a ring Or.  Crest:  A falcon.
 Kirill Shtengel Dr. Kirill Shtengel (197?-)  Russian-born physicist (Ph.D. UCLA, 1999).
Per fess; [1] Azure, a cock Or beneath an estoile and between two escallops,
all Argent. [2] Gules, an anchor and a sword in saltire Argent.   (UC Riverside)
 Klaas Wiersema Dr. Klaas Wiersema (1977-)   Dutch astronomer  (University of Amsterdam).
Sable, a  pelican in her piety  Argent.   [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

Roll of Arms
of Historical Scientists (antechamber to the main roll)

 John Field John Field (1522-1587)   Proto-Copernican astronomer.  (Elizabeth's astrologer).
Sable,  a chevron between three garbs Argent.  Crest;  A dexter arm Proper habited Gules
fesswise, issuing out of clouds at sinister, holding an armillary sphere Or.   (1558-09-04)
 Olivier de Serres Olivier de Serres (1539-1619)   French agronomist.
D'argent, à trois serres d'aigle de gueules, posées en fasce.  [Canting arms]
 Antoine Fauvre (ou Faure) Antoine Fauvre (fl. 1576)   Author of  Arithmétique  (Jean Borel, Paris, 1576)
D'or, à la fasce échiquetée de deux traits d'argent et d'azur, accompagnée
en chef de deux fasces ondées de gueules, et en pointe d'un sanglier de sable
 Marcus Marci Jan Marek Markù, Johannes Marcus Marci of Kronland (1595-1667) Czech.
Per pale:  Argent a crown Or.  Azure, an eagle Argent langued Gules, his breast charged with a
sun in his splendor.  All surmounted by a rainbow of 5 arches, Vert, Gules, Or, Gules and Vert.
 Claude Perrault Claude Perrault (1613-1688)   Architect (Colonnade du Louvre) and naturalist
D'or, à l'écusson d'azur, chargé d'un écusson d'argent.
Claude Perrault is a brother of the famous reteller  Charles Perrault (1628-1703).
 William Petty William Petty (1623-1687)   British economist & statistician  [knighted in 1661]
Ermine, on a bend azure, a [magnetic] needle pointing to the Polar Star, Or  (for Petty).
Impaling: Sable, 3 walnut leaves between 2 bendlets Or  (for his wife, Elizabeth Waller).

Crest:  A beehive Or, with bees about it.  Motto:  Ut Apes Geometria.
 La Quintinie Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie (1624-1688)   Agronomist   [knighted in 1687]
D'argent, au chevron d'azur accompagné en chef de deux étoiles de même,
et en pointe d'un arbre de sinople 
[ terrassé de même ].
 Richard Towneley Richard Towneley (1629-1707)   English mathematician and astronomer   [ Hall ]
Argent, a fess Sable, three mullets in chief of the second.   Crest On a perch Or,
a [sparrow] hawk close Proper, beaked and belled Or.   Motto :  Tenez le vraye.
 Daniel Huet Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721)   Scholar and Bishop of Avranches, born in  Caen
D'azur, à trois grelots d'or, contre-posés, surmontés de deux mouchetures d'hermine d'argent.
Cimier :  Chape d'évêque surmontant une couronne avec mitre dextre et crosse sénestre.
 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708)   French botanist
D'azur, à la tour d'or entre deux lions combattants du même.
 Erasmus Darwin Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)   English scientist;  grandfather of Charles Darwin.
Motto:  E Conchis Omnia  (everything from shells).
 Erasmus Darwin Friedrich II, Graf von Hahn (1742-1805)   German astronomer
Argent, a cock Gules armed Sable, dexter leg raised, two tail feathers of the Last.
Motto:  Primus sum, qui deum laudat.
 Dolomieu Déodat Guy Sylvain Tancrède Gratet de Dolomieu (1750-1801)   French geologist
D'azur, au griffon d'or.   Motto:  Tout à tout   [ Gratet-Dolomieu, Dauphiné ]
 Ramond de Carbonnieres Louis François Elisabeth Ramond de Carbonnières (1755-1821)  Geologist, botanist
Ecartelé, aux 1 et 4, de gueules à la croix vidée, cléchée et pommetée d'or, qui est de Toulouse;
aux 2 et 3, d'azur à la cloche d'argent bataillée de sable  (Lagoursan)
 Corvisart Jean-Nicolas Corvisart (1755-1821)   Physician   [Motto: Franc et droit ]
Écartelé: au 1, d'or au coeur de gueules; au 2, de gueules à la palme d'argent; au 3, de gueules
au lion d'argent; au 4, d'or au bâton d'Esculape (verge de sable et serpent de sinople).
 Fourcroy Antoine François Fourcroy (1755-1809)   French chemist [Comte in 1808]
D'azur, chargé d'un écu d'or surchargé d'un écu de sable, à la lampe d'or allumée
de gueules et accompagnée en chef à sénestre d'une étoile d'or.
 Cabanis Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757-1808)   French physiologist
D'argent, à la balance soutenue par une verge embrassée d'un serpent, le tout
de sable. 
[ Franc-quartier de comte sénateur brochant au quart de l'écu. ]
 Vincenzo Dandolo Count Vincenzo Dandolo (1758-1819)   Italian chemist, agriculturist & politician.
Ecartelé: au 1, des comtes sénateurs du  Royaume ; au 2, d'azur à une brebis passante d'argent ;
au 3, d'argent, à un creuset de fondeur de sable posé en fasce ; au 4, de sinople, à deux barres d'argent.
 Morel de Vinde Vicomte Charles Gilbert Morel de Vindé (1759-1842)   French agronomist
D'azur, à la fleur de lys d'or, accompagnée de trois glands du même,
au chef d'argent, chargé d'une aigle au vol abaissé de sable.
[Nescit Labi Virtus]
 Auxon d'Auxon, Dauxon, d'Auxonne, Dauxonne.  French mathematician (from Besançon).  [?]
D'argent, à trois épis d'or, sur une terrasse de sinople;
au chef d'or chargé d'un vol de sable, surmonté d'une étoile de gueules.
 Brochant de Villiers André Jean François Marie Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840)  French mineralogist
D'or à l'olivier arraché de sinople, accosté aux pointes de 2 croissants de gueule,
soutenu d'une rivière d'azur chargée d'un brochet contourné
[?] d'argent.
 Mathieu de Dombasle Christophe Joseph Alexandre Mathieu de Dombasle (1777-1843)   Agronomist
De gueules, à la fasce d'argent, chargée d'un lion léopardé et couronné de
gueules, accompagnée de trois têtes de léopards d'or
.  [Roville-devant-Bayon]
 Paul von Schilling = Pavel Schilling [Baron] Paul von Schilling = Pavel Schilling (c. 1780-1836)
Baltic-German engineer & Russian diplomat.
Or, on a fess Gules three helmets Argent.
 Brodie Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, Sr. (1783-1862)  1st Baronet (1834), FRS (1820)
Azure, on a chevron between three mullets Argent, 3 civic wreaths Vert.  (Debrett)
[Physiologist (bone & joint).  Sergeant-surgeon to William IV and Queen Victoria.]
 Jan Evangelista Purkyne, or Purkinje Purkinje,  Jan Evangelista Purkyne (1789-1869)   Czech physiologist.
[Knighted by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1869]  Per bend Gules and Argent, a bend
Azure between two stars of six points counterchanged.  [Thanks to François Velde.]
Roderick Murchison Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871)  Scottish geologist  [Baronet in 1866]
Or, a lion rampant Sable between two pine apples in chief Vert and an escallop in base Azure.
(Murchison of Tarradale, 1788)   [ Blazon courtesy of Stephen J F Plowman ]   Formal portrait.
Roderick MurchisonEugène Dumortier (1801-1876)  French paleontologist.  Azure, a bend undy Argent.
[Dumortierite was described in 1881 by M.F. Gonnard and named after the late Dumortier.  It's an
aluminum borosilicate  Al7(BO)3(SiO4)3O3  found in Gneiss and used for spark-plug porcelain.]
 Comte de Villeneuve-Flayosc Count Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja (1803-1869)  Italian mathematician
 Comte de Villeneuve-Flayosc Benoît Hippolyte,  [comte]  de Villeneuve-Flayosc (1803-1874)  X1822
De gueules, fretté de six lances d'or entre-semées de douze écussons du même.
 Quatrefages Jean-Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau (1810-1892)   French naturalist
D'or, à quatre hêtres arrachés de sinople.   [Canting arms (Latin):  quatro fagi ]
 A.E. Reuss August Emanuel [Ritter von] Reuss (1811-1873)   Czech paleontologist
[Suggested by Jiri Jaroslav on 2004-07-29, click shield for Czech page with arms]
 Leopold Ritter von Dittel Leopold Ritter von Dittel (1815-1898)   Founder of urology.  [ Vienna ]
Azure, a fess undy Argent; in chief, a hand proper sleeved Argent holding a scalpel proper
shafted Sable; in base, an Arnica Alpina on a terrace proper, with open blossom Or.
 Karel Koristka Karel Frantisek Eduard  knight  Koristka (1825-1906)   [Hypsometer, 1846]
Czech professor.  Former student of Christian Doppler (1803-1853) in Prague.
Azure, a surveyor's tower standing on 3 hills, under 5 estoiles Or (3 & 2) in chief.
 Sir Charles Tilston Bright Sir Charles Tilston Bright (1832-1888)  British engineer  (transatlantic cable, 1858).
Parti per pale Azure and Gules, a bend Or between two mullets Argent.
Motto :  Clarior e tenebris.   Crest :  The Sun issuant from a mass of clouds Proper.
 Daublebsky Freiherr von Sterneck Robert Daublebsky [Freiherr] von Sterneck (1839-1910)   Austrian geophysicist.
Gespalten von Rot und Blau; vorne ein Schräglinker silberner mit drei blauen Sternen
belegter Balken.  Hinten aus der Spaltungslinie wachsend ein silberner Adler
 Sir William B. Dalby Sir William Bartlett Dalby (1840-1918)  British otologist  [Dalby Prize]
Barry undy of 6 Sable and Or; on a pale Or between 2 eagles, a rod of Asclepius.
Motto :  Probitas Verus Honor  (Integrity is True Honor).   [Vanity Fair, 1888]
 J-A. d'Arsonval Jacques Arsène d'Arsonval (1851-1940)   French physiologist and physicist
Tranché d'or et d'azur, à une étoile à 8 rais de l'un en l'autre
chargée d'une croisette de gueules
 Plument de Bailhac Jean-Marie Joseph Nicolas Arthur de Plument de Bailhac (1856-1892) X1876
D'azur à trois aiglettes d'argent.  Supports :  2 griffons à la tête contournée.
 Orueta Domingo de Orueta y Duarte (1862-1926)   Spanish geologist
Sobre campo de gules una faja de oro, con bordura de azur con ocho aspas de oro.
 Charles Bright Sir Charles Bright (1863-1937), FRS.   Son of Sir Charles Tiltson Bright.
Parti per pale Azure and Gules, a bend Or between two mullets Argent.
Motto :  Clarior e tenebris.   Crest :  The Sun issuant from a mass of clouds Proper.
 Ernst Stromer Ernst  Freiherr  Stromer von Reichenbach (1870-1952)   German paleontologist
Gules, three fleur-de-lis conjoined pallwise Argent.
 Diesbach Prince Henri Bernard de Diesbach-Torny (1880-1970)   Professor of chemistry
Ecartelé, aux 1 et 4 parti de gueules et d'argent, au croissant de l'un en l'autre; aux 2 et 3, de
sable, à la bande vivrée d'or accostée de deux lions du même, lampassés de gueules
.   [Fribourg]
 Richard Taaffe Count Edward Charles Richard Taaffe of Dublin (1898-1967)  Irish gemologist
Gules, a cross Argent fretty Azure.  [ Grandfather = Eduard Graf Taaffe. ]
(Taaffe discovered taaffeite as a  cut stone  in 1945, with B.W. Anderson.)

Roll of Arms
of Celebrities Who Have Been Scientists

 Gerbert (of Aurillac) 
 Pope Sylvester II Gerbert of Aurillac, Pope (999) Sylvester II (c.940-1003)
Tinctures UnknownGuillaume Tirel, dit  Taillevent (1310-1395)  maistre queux du Roy de France.
[Tinctures?]  A la fasce chargée de trois marmites et bordée de six roses,
3 en chef, 2 & 1 en pointe
 Albrecht Duerer Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)  German Renaissance artist and theorist.
Gules, an open door upon a  dreiberg  Or.
 Michel de Nostredame Michel de Nostredame, Nostradamus (1503-1566)  French physician, chemist & seer
Quarterly, [1&4] Gules, a wheel of eight spokes Argent, broken between each
spoke   [2&3] Or, an eagle's head [erased] Sable.   Motto :  Soli Deo [Gloria].
 Jean Taisnier Jean Taisnier (1508-1562)  Belgian musician and astrologer  [tinctures unknown]
A l'ours muselé posé sur une terrasse et surmonté d'un chef trilobé.
 Michael Servetus Michael Servetus, Miguel Servet (1511-1553)  Spanish heretic and martyr.
Per pale; [1] Vert, a tree eradicated Or between two crosses Gules.
[2] Gules, two bezants in pale.
Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)   [Mediocria Firma = The solid middle way]
Quarterly; [1 & 4] Gules, on a chief Argent two mullets Sable; [2 & 3] Barry of six
Or and Azure, a bend Gules.  [5] Overall, a small crescent Argent in heart.
  Renaudot  Théophraste Renaudot (1586-1653)   Physician and pioneer of journalism (1631)
D'azur, au lion d'or, au chef cousu de gueules, chargé de trois coqs d'argent.
Motto:  Superat Vigilentia Robur
  James Ley  Sir James Ley (1618-1665)   British naval officer & mathematician.
Argent, a chevron between three seals' heads Sable.  [Third Earl of Marlborough]
  Racine  Jean Racine (1639-1699)   Major French tragedian.
D'azur, à un cygne d'argent becqué et membré de sable.
  d'Albert  Paul d'Albert, cardinal de Luynes 1703-1788).  Archbishop of Sens.  Astronomer
D'or, au lion de gueules, armé, lampassé et couronné d'azur.  (d'Albert)
  d'Albert  Michel Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly (1714-1769)  duc de Chaulnes.  Physicist
D'or, au lion de gueules, armé, lampassé et couronné d'azur.  (d'Albert)
 Andre Danican Philidor François André Dunican Philidor (1726-1795)  Musician.  Chess master.  Best player of
his era
(1745-1795) ahead of Sir Abraham Janssen (1720-1775?) and George Atwood (1745-1807).
D'argent, à une lyre de sable, au chef d'azur chargé d'un soleil d'or.   [Rietstap]
 Duc de Liancourt, puis Duc 
 de la Rochefoucauld, en 1792 François XII Alexandre Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827)
[ENSAM]   Quarterly, Gules a bend Argent (Roye) & Or a lion Azure (Roucy).  Overall:
Barry of 10 Argent and Azure, a chevron écimé and 2 chevrons Gules (La Rochefoucauld).
 Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)   Polymath.  Major German writer.
Azure, an estoile within a bordure Argent.   [ Ennobled in 1782.  No known motto.]
LacepedeBernard Germain Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède (1756-1825)
[First  Grand Chancelier de la Légion d'Honneur ]   D'or, à la croix [de Lorraine] de gueules,
au chef de sable, à la bande d'argent brochant sur le tout, chargée de trois roses de gueules.
 Mad Jack Fuller John "Mad Jack" Fuller (1757-1834)  Sponsor and mentor to Michael Faraday
Argent, three bars and canton Gules.  Motto:  Carbone et Forcipibus (1690).
 Pierre Auguste Adet Pierre Auguste Adet (1763-1834)  Assistant of Lavoisier, physician, politician.
Tiercé en pal : au I, d'azur à trois roses d'argent ordonnées 2 et 1 ; au II, de gueules
à l'insigne des chevaliers légionnaires ; au III, d'argent à trois molettes de sable 2 et 1
 James Smithson James Smithson (1765-1829)   endower of the  Smithsonian Institution  (US).
French-born illegimate son of Hugh Percy (born Smithson, c.1714-1786) and Elizabeth
Keate-Macie (1728-1800) whose fortune he inherited.  Known as James Lewis Macie until 1800.
 Bonaparte  Napoleon  Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821)   Napoléon I   Napoléon's Theorem ]
Gules, two bends sinister between two mullets Or.     After 1804 :   D'azur, à
l'aigle d'or, la tête contournée, au vol abaissé, empiétant un foudre du même
 Ricardo David Ricardo (1772-1823)   British economist.   De gueules, à la bande vairée
d'argent et de sinople, accompagnée de trois gerbes d'or, 2 et 1; au chef
d'hermine, chargé d'un roc d'échiquier de sable, accosté de deux besants d'or.
 Benjamin Delessert Benjamin Delessert (1773-1847)   French industrialist.   Ecartelé : au 1, d'azur, à un lis
en pal, arraché, tigé de sinople et feuillé d'argent ; au 2, du quartier des Barons de l'Empire ; au 3,
d'or, à une forêt de sinople, sur laquelle broche une tour crénelée de trois pièces d'argent, ouverte
et maçonnée de sable ; au 4, d'azur, à un croissant d'argent, surmonté de deux étoiles du méme.
 Gaspard de Chabrol Gaspard Chabrol de Volvic (1773-1843; X1794)  Premier major de l'X.  Ecartelé:
aux 1 et 4, d'azur à un chevron accompagné de trois molettes d'or; au 2 du quartier des barons
préfets; au 3, d'azur à un pal d'or chargé d'un lion de gueules et accompagné de 6 besants d'or.
 James Smithson Louis-Etienne Héricart-Ferrand, Vicomte de Thury (1776-1854)   Geologist
Ecartelé : 1 & 4, d'or, au volcan de sinople, mouvant de la pointe, chargé de 6 flammes d'argent (1, 2 et 3) et
sommé de 3 masses de fumée d'azur, au chef de gueules, chargé de 3 étoiles d'argent (Héricart); 2 & 3, d'azur,
à 3 épées posées en 3 pals d'argent, les 2 extrêmes renversées, à la fasce d'or, brochante sur-le-tout (Ferrand).
 de Tascher de la Pagerie Jean Samuel Ferdinand de Tascher de la Pagerie (1779-1858; X1799)
D'argent à trois fasces d'azur, chargées chacune de trois flanchis du champ et surmontées
de deux soleils de gueules
.   [ family of Josephine de Beauharnais ]
 Marquis de Hautpoul-Felines Marie Constant Fidèle Henri Armand d'Hautpoul-Félines (1780-1853; X1799)
D'or à deux fasces de gueules accompagnées de six coqs de sable becqués et barbés de gueules
et posés 3,2,1.  L'écu timbré d'une couronne de marquis.  Supports: Deux lévriers
 Basset de Chateaubourg [Pierre] Anne Léonard Camille Basset de Châteaubourg (1781-1852; X1800)
D'azur, à une fasce bretessée et contre-bretessée d'or
 Michon-Dumarais Alphonse Jules Jean-François Michon-Dumarais (1784-1870; X1802)
D'azur, à la fasce d'or, accompagnée de trois besants d'argent.  [ Elu au Corps législatif
contre son cousin, Michon de Vougy, en 1852.  Créé baron héréditaire en 1869
. ]
 Bromhead Sir Edward Ffrench Bromhead (1789-1855)  2nd Baronet.  FRS (1817).
Azure, on a bend Argent, between two leopards' faces Or, a mural crown Gules
between two fleur-de-lis Sable.   [Patron of George Green, 1793-1841]
 Auguste Comte Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte (1798-1857; X1814)
French philosopher
 Ludwig von Koechel Ludwig von Köchel (1800-1877)   Austrian botanist, mineralogist and musicologist.
Azure, three squares Argent (1 and 2).  [Köchel cataloged Mozart's works in 1862.]
 Charles de Freycinet Charles Louis de Saulces de Freycinet (1828-1923; X1846)   French statesman.
D'or, à deux fasces de sable.
Sadi Carnot Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837-1894; X1857)  French President (1887-1894)
Azure, 3 martlets and a mullet in chief Argent.  [ Ingénieur des Ponts, nephew of the physicist. ]
 Albert 1er (Grimaldi) 
 de Monaco Prince Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922)   Oceanographer
Fusily Argent and Gules.   [House of Grimaldi]
 Fulgence Bienvenue Fulgence Marie Auguste Bienvenüe (1852-1936; X1870)   French civil engineer
D'azur au sautoir engrêlé d'argent cantonné de quatre fers-à-cheval de même.
[arms of Le Bienvenu du Busc]   Nicknamed "le Père Métro", designer of the Parisian subway.
 Jean Leclerc de Pulligny Jean Florentin Marie Félix Augustin Le Clerc de Pulligny (1859-1939; X1878)
D'azur, à deux épées d'argent garnies d'or, mises en sautoir; au chef cousu de gueules,
chargé d'un lion dit de St Marc d'or, tenant un livre ouvert au naturel
.   [1623-1939]
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen (1861-1930; Nobel 1922)   Norwegian zoologist and statesman.
Per pale; [1] Azure three roses Or.  [2] Or, an eagle [or a griffin] Azure rising,
with a stone in a lifted claw.   [Cappelen's "Norwegian Family Arms"]
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970; Nobel 1950)
[Dukes of Bedford]   Argent, a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure,
on a chief Sable three escallops of the first.     [ genealogy  |  misty roots ]
Jacques Theodore Saconney Jacques Théodore Saconney (1874-1935; X1895)   Pioneer of aerial photography.
De sable, à trois étoiles (5) d'argent, au chef du même, chargé d'un lion
naissant de gueules.
  (Rietstap for "Sacconay")  4-star French general.
Teilhard de Chardin Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)   Geologist, paleontologist, philosopher.
D'or, au tilleul arraché de sinople sommé de flammes de gueules et terrassé
du même, au chef d'azur chargé de trois étoiles du champ.
 Ludwig von Mises Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)   Austrian economist.
Quarterly;  [1&4] Argent  [2] Azure, a caduceus Argent  [3] Azure, the numerals I to X on an
open bible Argent.  On a bend Gules overall, a rose of Sharon between 2 stars of David Argent.
 Mgr. Alexandre Vachon Mgr. Alexandre Vachon, Jr. (1885-1953)   Archbishop of OttawaChemist.
Coupé d'azur et de sinople, à la fasce crénelée d'argent, accompagnée, en chef, d'un chrisme
d'or et, en pointe, d'une fleur de lys et d'une rose aussi d'or
.   Motto:  Ad Jesum per Mariam.
Emperor Hirohito Showa Tenno (1901-1989)  Emperor Hirohito of Japan (from 1926 to 1989)
marine biologist.   Kiku-mon = 16-petal imperial chrysanthemum emblem.
 Bruno Baron von Freytag-Loeringhoff Bruno Baron von Freytag-Löringhoff  (1912-1996)   German epistemologist
Azure, three annulets Argent.
 Baroness Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (1925-2013)
Research chemist.  British prime minister (1979-1990); "Maggie" or "The Iron Lady".
Per chevron, Azure and Gules... etc.   Motto:  Cherish Freedom.
 Giscard d'Estaing Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-; X1944)  French president from 1974 to 1981.
1.  De gueules, à une Foi d'argent  (Cousin de la Tour-Fondue). 
2.  D'azur, à trois fleurs-de-lis d'or, au chef du même  (d'Estaing).
  [ VGE Blog ]
Bela of Eastmarch Poul Anderson (1926-2001)   Science-fiction writer, founding member of the SCA.
Azure, a saltire Argent, in chief a sun in glory.  [SCA device; Sir Bela of Eastmarch]
Emperor Akihito Emperor Akihito (1933-)  125th emperor of Japan (since 1989)  marine biologist.
Kiku-mon emblem of the imperial family (since 13th century, by law since 1869).
Arms of Pope Francis I Jorge Mario Bergoglio (1936-)  Pope Francis (2013-)  266th catholic Pope.  Chemist.
Azure, on a sun in splendour Or, the IHS christogram with a cross paty fitch piercing the H Gules, above
3 nails fanwise points to centre Sable.  Fesswise in base, a mullet of 8 points and a spikenard flower Or.
John Dalgleish Donaldson  View Tartan Pr. John Donaldson (1941-)  Mathematician.  Father of Kronprinsesse Mary.
Or, a two-headed eagle Gules armed Azure.  Overall, a lymphad of 3 oars Sable
with furled sail Argent  (for McDonald).  On a chief Azure, a lemniscus between
two (Australian) seven-pointed Federation Stars Or.  Motto:  Ad Infinitum.

Roll of Arms
of Inventors, Engineers and Industrialists

Gutenberg Johannes Gensfleisch Gutenberg (1400-1468)     Gules, a beggar cloaked and
hooded, holding a begging bowl dexter and a walking stick sinister, all Proper.
Shickard Wilhelm Schickard (1592-1635)   German.  [Mechanical calculator, 1623]
Gules, a lion Or holding in its forepaws an arrow Argent.
 Christopher Polhem Christopher Polhem (1661-1751)  Swedish [né Polhammar, knighted in 1716]
Fardier de Cugnot Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725-1804)   [first automobile, in 1769]
Jouffroy d'Abbans Claude François Gabriel Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans (1751-1832)
Fascé de sable et d'or de six pièces, la première fasce chargée de trois croisettes
tréflées d'argent.
  [Origin 1444, marquis 1707.  In 1783: "Pyroscaphe" steamboat]
 George Stephenson George Stephenson (1781-1848)   ["Blutcher" steam locomotive, 1814.]
Karl Drais Karl Drais von Sauerbronn (1785-1851).   German inventor [Velocipede, 1817].
D'or, à neuf carreaux de gueules, rangés en sautoir et posés dans la direction
d'un sautoir
. [Rietstap]
Alois Negrelli Alois Negrelli von Moldelbe (1799-1858)   Austrian engineer & railroad pioneer.
Tierced in fess. [1] Argent, a hand Proper sleeved gules holding a royal crown Or.
[2] Azure, two mullets Argent. [3] Or, a bar Gules.
Justus von Liebig Justus von Liebig (1803-1873)  German chemist & industrialist  [Freiherr in 1845]
Gules, on a bend Argent an oak branch with 7 leaves and 3 acorns Proper.
John Deere John Deere (1804-1886)     [1837 steel plow, US patent #46454]
Vert, a stag in full course Or  (canting trademark of the John Deere Company).
Carl Leverkus Carl Leverkus (1804-1889)   German pharmacist and industrialist.
 Henri Nestle Henri Nestlé (1814-1890)     [1867 baby formula]
De gueules, à un oiseau d'argent, couché dans son nid au naturel.   (Rietstap)
SiemensErnst Werner von Siemens (1816-1892) & Sir William Siemens (1823-1883)
Azure, a carrot Proper leaved Argent, between 2 mullets of 6 points Or.
[Arms of Hermann von Siemens (1885-1986) grandson of Werner von Siemens.]
FieldCyrus W. Field (1819-1892)   Undersea Communications Pioneer.
Sable, a chevron Argent between three garbes Or.  [ John Field (1522-1587) ]
SiemensFriedrich Bayer (1825-1880)   German industrialist.
Graf ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917)   German industrialist.
 Gustaf de Laval Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval (1845-1913)     [1890:  de Laval nozzle]
Azure, a fess Gules, between three mullets Or and a fleur-de-lis Argent.
 Andre Citroen André Citroën (1878-1935)  X1898.   French engineer and industrialist.
De gueules à deux chevrons effilés d'argent.  [ Trademark ]
 Baltzar von Platen Baltzar von Platen (1898-1984)     [1922:  Gas absorption refrigeration]
Argent, two guenons' heads combattant, winged palewise, Sable langued Gules.

Roll of Arms
of Explorers, Cartographers & Geographers

 Marco Polo Marco Polo (c.1254-1324)   [ Marko Pilich, Croatian, born in Korcula? ]
D'or, à la bande d'azur, côtoyée de quatre coqs de sable, becqués, membrés,
crêtés et barbés de gueules.
  [coq = chicken = pollo, in Italian]
Jean CabotGiovanni Caboto, Jean / John Cabot (c.1450-1498)   [Canada, 1497-06-24]
D'azur, à trois chabots d'or  [ =  bullheads (Cottus gobio) ]  posés en pals, 2 et 1.  
 Bartholomew Diaz Bartholomeu Dias, Bartholomew Diaz (1450-1500)   Cape of Good Hope (1488)
Bendy, Or and Azure?
 Colombo family arms 
 (chief possibly Vert, instead of Gules) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)  Spanish letters patent dated May 20, 1493
gave [modified] Castille in 1st quarter and Leon in 2nd.  Islands in 3rd.  Colombo
arms [now in point] in the 4th quarter  [not the five anchors of the admiral of Castille].
Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci (1454-1512)  Americus Vespucius, explorer of South America.
De gueules, à la bande d'azur, semée de mouches d'or,
posées dans le sens de la bande.
  (Rietstap for "Vespucci")
Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama (1460-1524)  1st count da Vidigueira.(1519).  Sailed to India.
Quarterly of 15; Or plain and Gules two bars Argent.  Overall, an inescutcheon of
  (Argent, 5 escutcheons in cross Azure each charged with 5 plates in cross).
Juan Sebastian de ElcanoJuan Sebastiàn del Cano / Elcano (1476-1526)   Motto: Primus circumdedisti me
1523:  Per fess.  [1] Gules, a castle Or.  [2] Or, 2 cinnamon sticks in saltire between 3
nutmegs within an orle of 12 cloves, all Gules.  Crest: The motto over a globe Proper.
Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan (1480-1521)  Fernando de Magallanes, Spanish after 1517.
[né Fernão de Magalhães, Portuguese until 1514]
Argent, three fess checky Gules and Argent.
Jean de VerrazaneJean de Verrazane (1481-1528)  né Giovanni da Verrazzano / Verrazano.
Parti d'or et d'argent, à une étoile (8) de gueules, brochant sur le parti.
Jacques CartierJacques Cartier (1491-1557)   of  Limoëlou manor, explorer of Canada.
D'azur à trois pommes de pin d'or.   [ Cartier de Couronneau ]
 Trapobana, Henry the Black, Enrique of Malacca (1493-1521)   Panglima Awang
Interpreter and servant indentured to Magellan, with whom he completed the first
circumnavigation, as both returned from the east to Enrique's native Malay land.
Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596)  Motto:  Auxilio Divino   /   Sic Parvis Magna.
Sable, a fess wavy between two estoiles irradiated Argent.  [ Granted by Elizabeth I.]
 Samuel Champlain Samuel Champlain (1567-1635)     Explorer of Canada, founder of Québec (1608)
D'azur à la fasce de sable chargée d'un léopard d'or et accompagnée de
trois fleurs-de-lis de même
 Henry Hudson, III Henry Hudson, III (c.1570-c.1611)     Navigator and explorer
Argent, semee of fleurs-de-lis Gules, a cross engrailed Sable.
 Cavelier de la Salle René Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle (1643-1687)     French explorer
De sable, au lévrier d'argent surmonté d'une estoile d'or de 8 branches.
[Former jesuit Robert de La Salle claimed Louisiana for the king of France in 1682.]
 Charles-Marie de la Condamine Charles-Marie de la Condamine (1701-1774)     French geographer
D'azur, à trois glands d'or, tigés et feuillés de même.   [ Branche "antonine" ]
 Captain James Cook Captain James Cook, RN (1728-1779)     [Posthumous: George III,  Sept. 1785]
Azure, a globe Argent centered on the Pacific Ocean, between two polar stars of six
points Or, in pale.   [See also: JCU | Captain Cook's Museum]
 Bougainville Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811)   First French circumnavigator (1769).
D'azur, à une ancre d'or et deux épées du même passées en sautoir, brochant
sur l'ancre, et un globe terrestre d'argent, brochant sur le tout.
La Perouse Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-1788)
De gueules, à un épervier d'argent, tenant dans ses serres un
rameau d'olivier d'or.
 [Galaup de Lapeyrouse]  (Not [?] Galaup de Chasteuil.)
 von Humboldt Baron  Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)   Prussian scientist and explorer.
Or upon a base Vert, a tree of the same between 3 mullets (6) Argent, 1 and 2.
 John Ross Sir John Ross, RN (1777-1856)   Polar explorer, uncle of James Clark Ross.
Gules three estoiles in chevron between as many lions rampant argent [augmented?].
 Louis-Claude de Freycinet Louis-Claude de Saulces [baron] de Freycinet (1779-1842)   French explorer.
D'or, à deux fasces de sable.
 Dumont d'Urville Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842)   French antarctic explorer.
Azure, three axes Or.   [Supporters: Two penguins.]
 George Everest Colonel Sir George Everest (1790-1866)   Surveyor-General of India,1830-1843.
Per fess Azure and Sable, on a fess dented Argent between 3 quintefeuilles
of the Same, 3 pelican's heads erased Sable.   [ Science & Society Picture Library ]
 James Clark Ross Sir James Clark Ross, RN (1800-1862)>.
Gules three estoiles in chevron between as many lions rampant argent [augmented?].
 Adrien Balny d'Avricourt Adrien Paul Balny d'Avricourt (1849-1873)   Motto:  Ex Oriente Lux.
D'or, au sautoir d'azur cantonné de quatre merlettes de gueules.
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen (1861-1930; Nobel 1922)   Arctic explorer.  Norwegian statesman.
Per pale; [1] Azure three roses Or.  [2] Or, an eagle [or a griffin] Azure rising,
with a stone in a lifted claw.   [Cappelen's "Norwegian Family Arms"]
 Sven Hedin Sven Hedin (1865-1952)   [Knighted in 1902]  Swedish explorer of Asia.
Argent, a globe Azure centered on Asia; on a chief Sable, three escallops of the first.
 Jean-Baptiste Charcot Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936)   French explorer of Antarctica.
D'azur, à une épée d'argent, garnie d'or, posée en pal.
[Son of neurologist Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893), who taught Sigmund Freud.]
 Scott  View Tartan Captain Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868-1912)   British explorer of Antarctica.
Or, on a bend Azure a mullet between two crescents of the field.
 Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)   Norwegian polar explorer (South Pole in 1911).
 Umberto Nobile General  Umberto Nobile (1885-1978)   Italian aviator and Arctic explorer.
 Thor Heyerdahl Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002)   Norwegian explorer of Polynesia  (Kon-Tiki).

Scientists whose armorial information we're seeking...
(See also entries with a white background in the main roll.)

Bonacci family Leonardo Pisano "Bigollo" Fibonacci (1170-1250)
[Bonacci family?] Per pale Gules and Azure, a lion rampant Argent?
Roger Bacon Roger Bacon (1214-1294)   [Doctor Mirabilis | Friar from Somerset]
Gules, six roses Argent seeded Or.
Unknown Arms Johannes Campanus of Novara (1220-1296)
Thomas Aquinas Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)   [youngest (8th) son of Landolfo of Aquino]
Sable, a sun Or?  [1471 painting by Benozzo Gozzoli, now in the Louvre, Paris]
 Theodoricus de Friburgo Meister Dietrich von Freiberg, O.P. (1250-1310)   Thierry de Fribourg
Theodoricus Teutonicus de Vriberg  [ De iride et radialibus impressionibus  ]
Unknown Arms Occam, William of Ockham (1288-1348)   Guillaume d'Occam
[ Dialogus ]
Unknown Arms Gersonides, Rabbi Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) [ *law of sines ]
No Arms Madhava of Sangamagramma (1350-1425)
 Petrus Apianus Petrus Apianus (1495-1552)  Peter Apian  (born Peter Bienewitz or Bennewitz)
German mathematician, astronomer, cartographer and printer, from Leisnig (Saxony).
Father of Philipp Apian, the cartographer of Bavaria.
 Rojas Juan de Rojas y Sarmiento (fl. 1550)  Spanish mathematician & astronomer
En campo de oro, cinco estrellas de azur de ocho rayos, puestas en sotuer.
[Antequera, Málaga ?]   Rojas invented the orthographic astrolabe before 1550.
 de L'Obel Matthias de L'Obel (1538-1616)   LobeliusBelgian botanist [ Lobelia ]
[ Tinctures unknown ]   Une jeune femme en tunique longue entre deux obels  (populus alba =
white poplar)  touchant leur troncs; une estoile (6) dans le feuillageMotto:  Candore et Spe
 Thomas Digges Thomas Digges (1546-1595)   English astronomer (raised by John Dee after 1559).
 Thomas Harriot Thomas Harriot (1560-1621)   English scholar, mathematician and astronomer.
Stated the law of refraction (July 1601) before Snell (1621)  and Descartes (1637).
Argent, on a fess Azure three cinquefoils of the First.
 Santorio Santorio 
(Sanctorius)Santorio Santorio , Sanctorius  (1561-1636)   [metabolic balance, thermometer]
Born March 29, 1561 in Justinopolis (on the Gulf of Trieste, now Koper, Slovenia).
Gerard Desargues Gérard Desargues (1591-1661)   French engineer & geometer
Inventor of projective geometry (1639).
De gueules à trois arcs d'or cordés de sable posés en fasces l'un sur l'autre.
Bonaventura Cavalieri Francesco Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598-1647)
Gilles de Roverval Gilles Personne de Roberval (1602-1675)   French mathematician
[Commune de Roberval, Oise 60410] Henri de la Mothe-Houdancourt (1612-1684)
lord of Roberval (1641-1684) allowed him to bear the Roberval name.
Unknown Arms Abbé Edme Mariotte (1620-1684)
Abbot and prior of  St. Martin de Beaumont-sur-Vingeanne [30 km NE of Dijon].
Maternal ArmsNicolas Malebranche (1638-1715)   Azure, 3 ouroboros Argent. [Maternal arms]
Youngest [sickly] child of Nicolas Malebranche (secretary to King Louis XIII)
and Catherine, sister of Jean de Lauzon (1583-1666) 4th governor of Canada.
Unknown Arms Denis Papin, FRS (1647-1714)   French inventor; a pauper after 1707.
[ Galileo Project ]
Unknown Arms Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754)   French-born British mathematician.
A protestant refugee, born in Vitry-le-François.
 Riccati Jacopo Francesco Riccati (1676-1754)   Italian mathematician [ equation ]
Écartelé; aux 1 et 4, d'azur à une étoile (6) d'or enclose dans une couronne de feuillage
surmontée d'une croisette d'or.  Aux 2 et 3, coupé d'argent sur sinople à deux clefs d'or
passées en sautoir, brochant sur le coupé.   [Rietstap]
Unknown Arms Marquess Giovanni Poleni (1683-1776)   Italian physicist
Unknown Arms Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736)
Unknown Arms Jean Philippe Loys de Chéseaux (1718-1751)  Swiss astronomer and physicist
 Lalande Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande (1732-1807)   French astronomer
D'or, à deux lambels de trois pendants, le premier de gueules, le second de sable.
[Mayenne]   (see also: Maison du Raffort 01250 Ceyzériat, after 1758.)
Click for (incomplete) research.  View Tartan James Watt (1736-1819) [Motto: Ingenio et Labore. Clan: Insperata floruit.]
The arms at left are likely, but still uncertain.  See our discussion for details.
 Coulomb Charles Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806)
D'azur, au chevron d'or, accompagné de trois colombes d'argent.
 Frevost Pierre Prévost (1751-1839)   Swiss Scientist (Physicist, Economist, Philosopher).
 de Rivaz François Isaac de Rivaz (1752-1828)  Swiss   [Internal Combustion Engine, 1807]
Coupé: au 1, d'azur, au lion naissant d'or, mouvant du coupé; au 2, de gueules,
au chevron d'or, accompagné en pointe d'un croissant d'argent.
 Meusnier Jean-Baptiste Meusnier (1754-1793)  Military engineer, differential geometer.
Father: Procureur du Roi au présidial de Tours.
De gueules, semé de croissants d'or.   (Ile-de-France, Rietstap)
Marcet Alexander John Gaspard Marcet (1770-1822)   Swiss-born clinical chemist.
From an old huguenot family, first granted arms by Emperor Charles V (1500-1558).
[Modern descendants: Pasteur-Marcet family, of Geneva.]
Unknown Arms Baron Georg von Langsdorff (1774-1852)  Grigori Ivanovitch Langsdorff
Unknown Arms André Marie Ampère (1775-1836)
Unknown Arms Louis Poinsot  (1777-1859; X1794)   French mathematician
He was admitted to  Polytechnique the year it was founded in spite of his utter
ignorance of algebra, because he gave his "word of honor" that he would soon learn it!
Unknown Arms Pierre Louis Antoine Cordier (1777-1861)   French mineralogist and botanist
Unknown Arms Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac (1778-1850)  X 1797     [French]
 Bessel Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846)   German mathematician & astronomer
1:  Azure, a fess undy Argent between 3 mullets Or; a fleur-de-lys Argent in chief.
2:  Gules, a bend Azure, fimbriated Argent.  [Germany]
Unknown Arms François Arago (1786-1853)  X1803   [Cerny, Essonne]
 Poncelet Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788-1867)  X1807   French mathematician and engineer
D'argent à trois losanges d'azur.   [ Inventor of "cyclic points" ]
 Fairbairn Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874)  FRS (1850) Baronet (1869).   Scottish engineer
Associate of George Stephenson.
 Faraday Michael Faraday (1791-1867)  
Faraday rejected a knighthood and refused to become president of the Royal Society.
 Struve Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793-1864)   Vasily Yakovlevich Struve
1) Argent, a fess Gules between three roses Or/Gules.  [Prussia, Russia]
2) Per chevron Gules and Or, a chevron ployé Azure between 3 roses counterchanged.
 von Mellin Franz Ernst Neumann (1798-1895)   German mathematician
Illegitimate son of the divorced countess Charlotte Friderike Wilhelmine  von Mellin.
 Airy Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-1892)   British astronomer   [ grave ]
Paly Gules and Argent, a mullet Or in chief.   Motto:  Je le tiendrai.
 Carl Gustav Jacobi ? Carl Gustav Jacobi ?  Carl Gustav Jacobi (1804-1851)  German mathematician
"Argent, a cross moline Gules"   OR   "Argent, a lion Sable"   OR ...
Unofficial motto:  Invert, always invert.
William Rowan Hamilton  View Tartan Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865)   [knighted in 1835]
Irish mathematician of Scottish ancestry (clan Hamilton).  Motto:  "Through".
Gules, [a mullet between] three cinquefoils Argent? [ surname | Killyleagh | 1891 ]
 Joseph Liouville Joseph Liouville (1809-1882; X1825)   French mathematician
D'argent, à quatre fasces de gueules, la première chargée
de trois billettes d'argent
.   [ Beauce  (Orléanais) ]
 Julius Robert von Mayer Julius Robert von Mayer (1814-1878)   [ennobled 1867-11-05, in Württemberg]
Unknown Arms Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (1821-1894)   Russian mathematician.
Unknown Arms Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow (1821-1902)   Prussian biologist.
 Etienne Lenoir Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir (1822-1900)   [2-stroke Engine, 1860]
 Bernhard Riemann Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866)   German mathematician
Argent, three ?? Gules.
 Frederick Abel Sir Frederick Augustus Abel (1827-1902)  FRS (1860)  Baronet (1893)
Invented cordite jointly with Sir James Dewar in 1889.
 Etienne J. Marey Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904)   French physiologist, physicist and inventor
[ Polygraph, 1876.  Photographic gun, 1881 ]   D'azur, à un mât de vaisseau d'or,
avec ses cordages, accosté de deux raies du même
.  [ Canting arms: mat + raie ]
 Andrew Noble Sir Andrew Noble (1831-1915)  1st Baronet.  Scottish physicist, founder of ballistics.
Collaborated with the chemist Frederick Abel (of Cordite fame).
 Nikolaus Otto Nikolaus August Otto (1832-1891)   [Gas engine, 1861.  4-stroke engine, 1876]
 Edmond Laguerre Edmond Nicolas Laguerre (1834-1886; X1852)   [Laguerre Polynomials, 1879]
D'azur, à trois glands montants d'or.
 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von BaeyerJohann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917; Nobel 1905)  Chemist.
 Arthur AuwersGeorg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (1838-1915)  German astronomer.
[Bruce Medalist in 1899, ennobled in 1912, father of Karl von Auwers (1863-1939).]
Unknown Arms Emile Michel Hyacinthe Lemoine (1840-1912) X1860   [ Lemoine point, 1873 ]
Unknown Arms Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde (1842-1934)   German engineer  [ liquid air, 1895 ]
 John Henry Poynting John Henry Poynting (1852-1914)   British physicist
Argent, a bend Gules between six fleurs-de-lys Vert.
 Ramsay  View Tartan Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916; Nobel 1904) FRS 1888, knighted in 1902.
Arms differenced from :  Argent, an eagle displayed Sable armed Gules. [Ramsay of Dalhousie]
Crest:  A unicorn's head couped Argent armed Or.   Motto:  Ora et Labora.   [Clan Ramsay]
 Lorentz Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853-1928; Nobel 1902)   Dutch physicist.
Per fess; [1] Azure a lamb Or, [2] Argent masoned Sable.
Unknown Arms Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)   French mathematician and scientist.
 Walther von Dyck Walther Franz Anton von Dyck (1856-1934)   German mathematician.
[ennobled later in life]
 J.J. Thomson Joseph John "J.J." Thomson (1856-1940; Nobel 1906)   [knighted in 1908]
 Leon Thevenin Léon Charles Thévenin (1857-1926) X1876   French electrical engineer
D'or, à trois tourteaux de gueules.   [ Navire Câblier Léon Thévenin ?]
 Rudolf Diesel Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913)   [Pressure-ignited engine, 1893]
 Bragg Sir William Henry Bragg (1862-1942; Nobel 1915)   British physicist
 Blondel André Eugène Blondel (1863-1938; X1883)   French physicist
 Emile Borel Félix Edouard Justin Emile Borel (1871-1956)   French mathematician
D'azur, au chevron d'or, accompagné en chef de trois étoiles du même
rangées en fasce, au chef d'argent
.  [Borel, en Languedoc]
 Willem de Sitter Willem de Sitter (1872-1934)   Dutch Astronomer
D'azur, à un faucon d'argent, la tête contournée, posé sur un cube de sable, la patte dextre levée.
Casque couronné.  Cimier: Les meubles de l'écu entre deux proboscides d'azur et d'argent.
 Theophile de Donder Théophile de Donder (1872-1957)   Belgian thermodynamicist
[ He attended the famous  Solvay conference  of 1927.]
 Sir James Jeans Sir James Hopwood Jeans (1877-1946)   British mathematician and physicist
 Owen Willans Richardson Sir Owen Willans Richardson (1879-1959; Nobel 1928)   British physicist
 Robert Daniel Carmichael Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879-1967)   American mathematician
Argent, a fess tortilly Azure and Gules.  [Carmichael of Carmichael]
 Arthur Stanley Eddington Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944)   British astrophysicist  [knighted in 1930]
 Georg Karl von Hevesy George Charles de Hevesy (1885-1966; Nobel 1943)   Hungarian chemist
Discovered  hafnium  (72)  in 1923 and pionereed radioactive chemical tracers.
Buried in Kerepesi Cemetery (Budapest).
 Frederick Lindemann Frederick A. Lindemann (1886-1957) [1st Viscount Cherwell]   British physicist
He attended the first  Solvay conferences  and became Churchill's scientific advisor.
 Ralph H. Fowler Sir Ralph H. Fowler (1889-1944)  FRS 1925, knighted in 1942.  Math. physicist
Azure, on a chevron Argent, between three lions passant guardant Or, three Maltese
crosses Sable.   [ Sapiens qui Vigilat ]   He was at the 1927 Solvay conference.
 Bragg William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971; Nobel 1915)   Son of Sir William Bragg
James ChadwickSir James Chadwick (1891-1974; Nobel 1935)   [knighted in 1945]
Gules, an inescutcheon Argent between eight martlets of the same, in orle.
John Cockroft Sir John Douglas Cockroft (1897-1967; Nobel 1951)   British physicist, FRS
Patrick BlackettPatrick M. S. Blackett (1897-1974; Nobel 1948)   Baron Blackett of Chelsea
Argent, on a chevron between three mullets sable, as many escallops of the field.
 Ed Norton Edward Lawry Norton (1898-1983)  American electrical engineer
Gules a fret Argent, overall a bend vairy Or and Gules.
 Unknown arms Georg von Békésy (1899-1972; Nobel 1961)   Hungarian-born US biophysicist
 Unknown arms Dame Mary Lucy Cartwright (1900-1998)  Mathematician, FRS 1947 (DBE 1969)
 Unknown arms Enrico Fermi (1901-1954; Nobel 1938)   Italian physicist
Troncato d'azzurro e d'oro al leone dell'uno all'altro;
col capo di rosso all'aquila d'argento  (Capo di concessione di Polonia).
 Unknown arms Louis Marie Edmond Leprince-Ringuet (1901-2000; X1920-N)   French physicist
Founded LLR in 1936.  Discovered the  K+  kaon,  with Michel l'héritier, in 1943.
 Pascual Jordan Pascual Jordan (1902-1980)   German quantum pioneer  [field quantization]
D'argent à trois fasces de gueules.  Alcoy branch of the noble Jordá family  [9th century].
His Spanish great-grandfather  Pascual Jordá  served the British crown and settled in Hanover.
 Unknown arms Georges de Rham (1903-1990)   Swiss mathematician
(De Rham's theorem, 1931)
 Rossi Bruno Rossi (1905-1993)  Italian-American experimental physicist.
Argent, a lion rampant Gules.
 Unknown arms Sir Nevill Francis Mott (1905-1996; Nobel 1977)  FRS 1936, knighted in 1962.
 Unknown arms Gerard Peter Kuiper (1905-1973)  Dutch-born American astronomer
Taillé d'argent, à une étoile de gueules, sur azur à une étoile d'or,
à la barre d'or, brochant sur le taillé
.   [Rietstap for "Kuipers" (Leeuwarden)]
 Unknown arms Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972; Nobel 1963)  American physicist.
She was born in the German town of Kattowitz, Upper Silesia 
(now Katowice, Poland).
 Lev Landau Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968; Nobel 1962)  Soviet physicist
Gules, two bends Argent.
 Unknown arms William George Penney (1909-1991) [Baron Penney of East Hendred, 1967]
British physicist Bill/Billy Penney  (British A-Bomb).
His coat-of-arms was the first to include modern symbols  (electrons).  [ 1 ]
D.G. Champernowne David Gawen Champernowne (1912-2000)  English mathematician & economist.
Great-grandson of Arthur Harington/Champernowne (1729-1812) who was
himself the grandson of Sir James Harrington, 6th Baronet. (d. 1782).
 Hoyle Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)   English astronomer, FRS 1957, knighted in 1972.
Argent, two lions rampant combattant Sable.
 Unknown arms Viscount Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003; Nobel 1977)   Belgian  [Russian-born]
 Unknown arms Viscount Christian René de Duve (1917-; Nobel 1974)   Belgian cytologist
 Unknown arms Bernard Paul Grégory (1919-1977; X1938)   French physicist
 Unknown arms Sir Michael Francis Atiyah (1929-)   Mathematician, FRS 1962, knighted in 1983.
 Unknown arms Jacques Tits (1930-)   Belgian-born French mathematician (Abel prize, 2008).
 Unknown arms Sir Roger Penrose (1931-)   British mathematician, FRS 1972, knighted in 1994.
 Unknown arms Sir Martin John Evans (1941-; Nobel 2007)   Biologist, FRS 1993, knighted in 2004.
Pioneer of   stem cell research.
 Unknown arms Viscount Dirk Frimout (1941-)   Belgian physicist and astronaut
 Unknown arms Sir Martin Rees (1942-)   Baron Rees of Ludlow (2005).  English cosmologist.
Astronomer Royal since 1995.  President of the Royal Society (2005-2010).
 t' Hooft Gerardus 't Hooft (1946-; Nobel 1999)   Dutch physicist
D'azur, à une tête d'homme de carnation, posée de profil,
couronnée de lauriers de sinople
.   (Rietstap)
 Unknown arms Sir John MacLeod Ball (1948-)   Mathematician, FRS 1989, knighted in 2006.
 Unknown arms Christopher Monckton (1952-)  [ 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, 2006 ]
Climatologist, politician, mathematically-oriented businessman  [The Eternity Puzzle]
[Heraldry is] the science of fools with long memories.
James Robinson Planché (1796-1880)  College of Arms,
Rouge Croix Pursuivant in 1854, and Somerset Herald in 1866.

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