Parrot, Georg Friedrich

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Parrot, Georg Friedrich Gender: M
Georges-Frédéric Parrot
born on 5 July 1767 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Montbéliard, France, 47n31, 6e48
Timezone LMT m6e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°21' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°47 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°11'

Georg Friedrich Parrot


German scientist, the first rector of the Imperial University of Dorpat.

Due to his extraordinary energy, he became the first rector of the Imperial University of Dorpat (University of Tartu), being elected by the University Council consisting of all chaired professors. In this capacity, Parrot skillfully fought for the academic freedom and the self-government of the university, protecting it from the political pressure of Baltic German barons who had been given the right to autonomously govern in the Baltic provinces. The university was re-opened on the initiative of the local aristocratic establishment but they disliked Parrot for his unconcealed sympathy to the ideals of the Enlightenment. Parrot openly talked about equality of people, irrespective of their social status and heritage.

He died on a trip to Helsinki on 20 July 1852.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes a transcript of the birth certificate in Georges-Frédéric Goguel's book, "Hommes connus dans le monde savant, en France et à l'étranger, nés ou élevés à Montbéliard" (Grassart, 1864), p. 455.


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (rector)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics