Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Famous Lagrange mathematician

Talk about finishing school early, this famous mathematician was lecturing when he was nineteen years of age. Joseph Louis Lagrange was born in Italy, but was known as the Italian born French mathematician. He dealt with the area of Calculus and impressed many with his knowledge on the subject.

This world mathematician took over from Euler as the Director of Mathematics on November 6, 1766 but then moved on to the Paris Academy of Science where he stayed for the rest of his career.

"Before we take to sea we walk on land, Before we create we must understand.”
"When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."

These are some of the famous quotes that Lagrange was known for as one of the world's famous mathematicians.

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