Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827

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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.

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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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creatorOf Laplace, Pierre-Simon de. Sobre la acción capilar [Manuscrito] por Mr. Laplace. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
referencedIn Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabbroni papers, ca. 1770s-1875, Circa 1770-1875 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Berthollet, Claude-Louis, 1748-1822. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Barchas, Cecile M.,. Portrait prints of scientists, 1473-1898. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Fabbroni, Giovanni Valentino Mattia, 1752-1822. Correspondence, 1775-1863. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827. Pierre Simon Laplace papers, 1697-1873. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827. Papers, 1779-1886. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944,. Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hahn, Roger, 1932-2011. Roger Hahn papers, 1954-2011. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alison, Archibald, 1757-1839. Papers pertaining to Charles Darwin and evolution [manuscript], 1771-1921. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pierre Simon Laplace papers, 1697-1873 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
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Birth 1749-03-23

Death 1827-03-05

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