Jean le Rond D'Alembert, French mathematician and philosopher, c 1750.

 
Jean le Rond D'Alembert, French mathematician and philosopher, c 1750.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Reputedly the illegitimate son of aristocrats, Jean le Rond D'Alembert (1717-1783) was raised by a glazier in Paris. After initially studying law and medicine, D'Alembert dedicated himself to mathematics and made important contributions to mechanics. He also asisted Diderot in compiling his 'Encyclopedie' of 1751.

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