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Marquis Pierre Simon de La Place

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Marquis Pierre Simon de La Place

Person  Male  Born 23/3/1749  Died 5/3/1827

Categories: Science

Countries: France

Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace, was born on 23 March 1749 in Beaumont-en-Auge, Normandy, France, the fourth of the five children of Pierre Laplace and Marie-Anne Laplace née Sochon. His father was a farmer.

He was a French astronomer and mathematician who at the age of 39, married 18-years-old Marie-Charlotte de Courty de Romanges and they had a son and a daughter. Our picture source gives details of his life and achievements.

He died, aged 77 years on 5 March 1827 in Paris, France and was initially buried in the Pére Lachaise Cemetery, 6 Rue du Repos, Paris, France, but in 1888, at the request of his son, his remains were exhumed and re-interred along side his wife and daughter's remains on on the family's estate at St Julien de Mailloc, Calvados, Normandy, France.

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