Jean LE ROND D'ALEMBERT

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Philosopher, Mathématician

FrenchBorn Jean LE ROND D'ALEMBERT

French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist

Born on November 16, 1717 in Paris, France , France

Died on October 29, 1783 in Paris, France

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Born in Paris, d'Alembert was the illegitimate child of the writer Claudine Guérin de Tencin and the chevalier Louis-Camus Destouches, an artillery officer. Destouches was abroad at the time of d'Alembert's birth, and a couple of days after birth his mother left him on the steps of the Saint-Jean-le-Rond de Paris church. According to custom, he was named after the patron saint of the church. D'Alembert was placed in an orphanage for found children, but was soon adopted by the wife of a glazier. Destouches secretly paid for the education of Jean le Rond, but did not want his paternity officially recognized.

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