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 176,820 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Louis Maupertuis is the 90th most popular mathematician (up from 92nd in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from France (up from 619th 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 90 out of 828Before him are Pappus of Alexandria, Felix Klein, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Christian Goldbach, Bonaventura Cavalieri, and Guillaume de l'Hôpital. After him are Augustus De Morgan, Alexander Friedmann, Paul Erdős, Anthemius of Tralles, Isaac Barrow, and János Bolyai.

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Among people born in 1698, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 1After him are Pietro Metastasio, Giuseppe Guarneri, Pierre Bouguer, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Colin Maclaurin, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Riccardo Broschi, Erik Pontoppidan, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Jean Calas. Among people deceased in 1759, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 4Before him are George Frideric Handel, Ferdinand VI of Spain, and Louise Élisabeth of France. After him are Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Carl Heinrich Graun, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Sedjefakare, James Wolfe, Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Nicolaus I Bernoulli.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 617 out of 5,234Before him are Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), and Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677). After him are Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Syagrius (430), Peter Waldo (1140), William of Rubruck (1220), Darius Milhaud (1892), and Jacques Maritain (1882).


Among mathematicians born in France, Pierre Louis Maupertuis ranks 21Before him are Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Gaspard Monge (1746), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), and Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661). After him are Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Girard Desargues (1591), Charles Hermite (1822), Émile Borel (1871), Alexis Clairaut (1713), and Joseph Liouville (1809).