Author:JOSEPH LOUIS LAGRANGE

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ENGRAVED PORTRAIT PLUS BIOGRAPHY OF FAMED ASTRONOMER LAGRANGE

By: JOSEPH LOUIS LAGRANGE

Price: $89.99

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 0MV483

Condition: Very Good+


[ASTRONOMY] LAGRANGE, Joseph Louis, Comte de (1736- 1813), French mathematician and astronomer, born in Turin, Italy, and educated at the University of Turin. He was appointed professor of geometry at the Turin military academy at the age of 19, and in 1758 he founded a society that later developed into the Turin Academy of Sciences. In 1766 he was appointed director of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and 20 years later, at the invitation of King Louis XVI of France, went to Paris. During the period of the French Revolution he was in charge of the commission for establishing a new system of wei... View more info