Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

de Maupertuis, Pierre-Louis Moreau

  • Monique Gros
Reference work entry

Alternate Name

 Maupertuis, Pierre-Louis Moreau de

BornSaint-Malo, (Ille-et-Vilaine), France, 28 September 1698

Died Basle, Switzerland, 27 July 1759
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Selected References

  1. Beeson, David (1992). Maupertuis: An Intellectual Biography. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation.Google Scholar
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  3. Glass, Bentley (1974). “Maupertuis, Pierre Louis Moreau de.” In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. Vol. 9, pp. 186–189. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.Google Scholar
  4. Martin, Jean-Pierre (1987). La figure de la terre. Cherbourg, France: Isoète.Google Scholar
  5. Terrall, Mary (2002). The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UPMC, Paris 06, and CNRS, UMR 7095 Institut d’astrophysique de ParisParisFrance