On Jan 11, 3:05 pm, "Brian M. Scott" <b.sc...@csuohio.edu> wrote:
> > Exactly. How did you find that answer so quickly? I'd be > > interested to know if there;s a better way to answer such > > questions. > > Looked up the Wikipedia article on Gauss, saw that he'd > published with the G ttingen Royal Society of Science in > both Latin and German, Googled for 'K nigliches Gesellschaft > der Wissenschaften in G ttingen', and found > <http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Societies/Gottingen_Academy.html> > as the second return.
OK. I just wanted to know if there was some special index you used. You just thought of something I didn't in that brief time.
Actually, that site has a small error: The Latin name actually was 'Gottingensis', not 'Goettingensis', from the Latin name of the city, 'Gottinga'. And note: '... ideas Haller advanced as to the nature and functions of an academy, including the use of a universal language in its publications.' Of course, using Latin in 1751 in Germany was not very shocking.