Alexis Claude Clairaut

1713 - 1765

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Alexis Clairaut was a French mathematician who worked to confirm the Newton-Huygens belief that the Earth was flattened at the poles.
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Honours awarded to Alexis Clairaut
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Fellow of the Royal Society1737
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Paris street namesRue Clairaut (17th Arrondissement)

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