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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Delambre, Jean Joseph
An eminent French astronomer, born at Amiens, a pupil of Lalande; measured with Méchain the arc of the meridian between Dunkirk and Barcelona towards the establishment of the metric system; produced numerous works of great value, among others "Theoretical and Practical Astronomy" and the "History of Astronomy" (1749-1822).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Delambre, Jean Joseph'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/delambre-jean-joseph.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.