Charles Marie DE LA CONDAMINE

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FrenchBorn Charles Marie DE LA CONDAMINE

French explorer, geographer, and mathematician

Born on January 27, 1701 in Paris, France , France

Died on February 04, 1774 in Paris, France

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Charles Marie de La Condamine was born in Paris as a son of well-to-do parents, Charles de La Condamine and Louise Marguerite Chourses. He studied at the Collège Louis-le-Grand where he was trained in humanities as well as in mathematics. After finishing his studies, he enlisted in the army and fought in the war against Spain (1719). After returning from the war, he became acquainted with scientific circles in Paris. On 12 December 1730 he became a member of the Académie des Sciences and was appointed Assistant Chemist at the Academy.



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