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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Biot, Jean Baptiste
An eminent French mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, born at Paris; professor of Physics in the College of France; took part in measuring an arc of the meridian along with Arago; made observations on the polarisation of light, and contributed numerous memoirs to scientific journals; wrote works on astronomy (1774-1862).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Biot, Jean Baptiste'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/biot-jean-baptiste.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.