Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

1749 - 1822

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Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre (19 September 1749 – 19 August 1822) was a French mathematician, astronomer, historian of astronomy, and geodesist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre has received more than 59,251 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre is the 187th most popular mathematician (down from 177th in 2019), the 1,356th most popular biography from France (down from 1,224th in 2019) and the 41st most popular French Mathematician.

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre is most famous for his work on the measurement of the earth. He was a mathematician and astronomer who measured the circumference of the earth to be 24,900 miles.

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Among mathematicians, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre ranks 187 out of 828Before him are Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Jean Gaston Darboux, Richard von Mises, Laurent Schwartz, Paul Guldin, and Jakob Steiner. After him are Constantin Carathéodory, Al-Karaji, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Pedro Nunes, Conon of Samos, and Herbert A. Hauptman.

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Among people born in 1749, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre ranks 13Before him are Domenico Cimarosa, Yolande de Polastron, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Daniel Rutherford, and Abraham Gottlob Werner. After him are Vittorio Alfieri, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Alexander Radishchev, Martin Vahl, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois. Among people deceased in 1822, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre ranks 10Before him are Antonio Canova, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, and Giovanni Battista Venturi. After him are René Just Haüy, Paolo Ruffini, Valentin Haüy, Jean-Robert Argand, Karl August von Hardenberg, and Johann Matthäus Bechstein.

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Among people born in France, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre ranks 1,356 out of 5,234Before him are Maria Francisca of Savoy (1646), André Masson (1896), Jacques I, Prince of Monaco (1689), Blanche of Bourbon (1339), Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713), and Maurice Thorez (1900). After him are Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713), Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Paul Scarron (1610), François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775), Heinz Harmel (1906), and Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806).


Among mathematicians born in France, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre ranks 41Before him are André Weil (1906), Jean-Pierre Serre (1926), René Thom (1923), Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801), Jean Gaston Darboux (1842), and Laurent Schwartz (1915). After him are Camille Jordan (1838), Édouard Lucas (1842), Gilles de Roberval (1602), Michel Chasles (1793), Édouard Roche (1820), and Élie Cartan (1869).