Joseph-Louis Lagrange

1736 - 1813

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Joseph-Louis Lagrange was an Italian-born French mathematician who excelled in all fields of analysis and number theory and analytical and celestial mechanics.
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List of References (61 books/articles)

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  1. Joseph Fourier on his teachers

Honours awarded to Joseph-Louis Lagrange
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1790
Fellow of the Royal Society1791
Lunar featuresCrater Lagrange
Paris street namesRue Lagrange (5th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  1. Sheffield University (Lagrange's Four-square Theorem)
  2. Rouse Ball
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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