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Charles Marie de La Condamine

1701 - 1774

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Charles Marie de La Condamine (28 January 1701 – 4 February 1774) was a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician. He spent ten years in territory which is now Ecuador, measuring the length of a degree of latitude at the equator and preparing the first map of the Amazon region based on astro-geodetic observations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Marie de La Condamine has received more than 126,578 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Charles Marie de La Condamine is the 86th most popular explorer (down from 81st in 2019), the 1,093rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,081st in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Explorer.

A French explorer and mathematician, Charles Marie de la Condamine is most famous for his expedition to Peru and Colombia in 1735-1736, during which he measured the length of a degree of latitude at the equator.

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Among explorers, Charles Marie de La Condamine ranks 86 out of 405Before him are Ármin Vámbéry, Stepan Makarov, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Bjarni Herjólfsson, Yaqut al-Hamawi, and Jeanne Baret. After him are Juan Díaz de Solís, Sebastian Cabot, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Jean de Béthencourt, Diogo Dias, and Heinrich Barth.

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Among people born in 1701, Charles Marie de La Condamine ranks 5Before him are Anders Celsius, Anna Magdalena Bach, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, and Maria Amalia of Austria. After him are Pietro Longhi, Sharaku, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Johan Agrell, Dmitry Laptev, and Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim. Among people deceased in 1774, Charles Marie de La Condamine ranks 4Before him are Louis XV of France, Pope Clement XIV, and François Quesnay. After him are Niccolò Jommelli, Robert Clive, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jacques-François Blondel, Oliver Goldsmith, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, and Florian Leopold Gassmann.

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Among people born in France, Charles Marie de La Condamine ranks 1,093 out of 6,011Before him are Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), Bruno Cremer (1929), Jules Renard (1864), Agnes of Poitou (1025), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), and Alexandra David-Néel (1868). After him are Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Charles Nodier (1780), Manu Chao (1961), and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772).

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