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Example sentences from the Web for maupertuis
Maupertuis' chief scientific performance was his mission to Lapland to determine the measurement of a degree of longitude in 1736.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Algarotti has already the honor of some acquaintance with Maupertuis.
Maupertuis is well known at Cirey; such a lion could not fail there.
In 1765 Grimm describes the principle of Leibnitz and Maupertuis as “gaining on us on every side.”Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
He requested of Maupertuis to come to Berlin, to settle an academy, in terms of great ardour and great condescension.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson