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Pierre Louis Maupertuis

1698 - 1759

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Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (; French: [mopɛʁtɥi]; 1698 – 27 July 1759) was a French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters. He became the Director of the Académie des Sciences, and the first President of the Prussian Academy of Science, at the invitation of Frederick the Great. Maupertuis made an expedition to Lapland to determine the shape of the Earth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Louis Maupertuis has received more than 191,443 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Pierre Louis Maupertuis is the 95th most popular mathematician (down from 90th in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from France (down from 616th in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Mathematician.

Pierre Louis Maupertuis is most famous for his work in the field of mathematics. He is also known for being a mathematician and philosopher.

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Among mathematicians, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 95 out of 823Before him are Anthemius of Tralles, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Émilie du Châtelet, Stefan Banach, Leopold Kronecker, and Siméon Denis Poisson. After him are Christian Goldbach, Thomas Harriot, János Bolyai, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Gabriel Cramer, and Hippocrates of Chios.

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Among people born in 1698, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 1After him are Pietro Metastasio, Giuseppe Guarneri, Riccardo Broschi, Colin Maclaurin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Pierre Bouguer, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Erik Pontoppidan, and Jean Calas. Among people deceased in 1759, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 3Before him are George Frideric Handel and Ferdinand VI of Spain. After him are Louise Élisabeth of France, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Carl Heinrich Graun, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Sedjefakare, and Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 656 out of 6,011Before him are François Ravaillac (1578), Agnès Sorel (1422), Jacques Charles (1763), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Gabriel Tarde (1843), and Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528). After him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Darius Milhaud (1892), Dom Pérignon (1639), Louis Blériot (1872), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), and René Clair (1898).


Among mathematicians born in France, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 21Before him are Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), and Siméon Denis Poisson (1781). After him are Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Girard Desargues (1591), Charles Hermite (1822), Émile Borel (1871), Henri Lebesgue (1875), and Alexis Clairaut (1713).