Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis

1698 - 1759

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Pierre-Louis Maupertuis was a French mathematician who is most famous for formulating the principle of least action.
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List of References (28 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
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Fellow of the Royal Society1728
Lunar featuresCrater Maupertuis and Rimae Maupertuis


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. University of Trier (biography by the Marquis d'Argens: in French)
  4. Lapinkavijat Finland (Maupertuis' expedition to Lapland)
  1. P Kruhse
  2. R Nykänen and A Tenhonen
  3. Finnish Geodetic Institute
  4. Académie Française; (in French)

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