- Pierre Louis Mo·reau de [pyer lwee maw-roh duh] /pyɛr lwi mɔˈroʊ də/, 1698–1759, French mathematician, astronomer, and biologist.
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Historical Examples of maupertuis
Maupertuis is on the road, and we shall see him before long.
Algarotti has already the honor of some acquaintance with Maupertuis.
Maupertuis is well known at Cirey; such a lion could not fail there.
Much to think of, that lies apart from the Maupertuis matter!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)
It was decided to entrust a similar expedition to the North to Maupertuis.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
- Pierre Louis Moreau de (pjɛr lwi mɔro də). 1698–1759, French mathematician, who originated the principle of least action (or Maupertuis principle)