Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827

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Birth 1749-03-23
Death 1827-03-05
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Marquis Peirre-Simon de Laplace was among the most influential French astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians of his generation. His most famous work concerns celestial mechanics, cosmogony, and probability theory. A senator, he also played a first-rank role in orienting scientific research and policies in Napoléon's Empire.

From the description of Papers, 1779-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84004470

Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was France's premier astronomer and mathematician for over half a century spanning the period of the French Revolution. He was also a prominent public figure and was named Minister of Interior in 1799 by Napoleon.

From the description of Pierre Simon Laplace papers, 1697-1873. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 608088068

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Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was France's premier astronomer and mathematician for over half a century spanning the period of the French Revolution. He was also a prominent public figure and was named Minister of Interior in 1799 by Napoleon.

See Roger Hahn, Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Determined Scientist (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005).

From the guide to the Pierre Simon Laplace papers, 1697-1873, (The Bancroft Library)

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  • Mathematics--Communications
  • Aerostatics
  • Astronomy
  • Canals--Design and construction
  • Physics--Communications
  • Mathematicians--19th century
  • Astronomers--19th century
  • Geodesy
  • Population--Statistics--Communications
  • Astronomers--18th century
  • Mathematicians--18th century
  • Astronomy--Communications
  • Science--History--19th century
  • Mathematics
  • Science--History--18th century

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