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Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)

Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur, Count of the French Empire

Arms of Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)

Born on March 23, 1749 in Beaumont-en-Auge, Normandy.

This French mathematician and astronomer served the First Consul as Minister of Internal Affairs during six weeks in 1799.

Later he was made Senator and Count of the Empire.

He died on March 5, 1827 in Paris.

In 1955, the French Postal Service released a 30.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of Pierre-Simon Laplace .

Main portrait

"Count Pierre-Simon Laplace" by Jean-Baptiste Paulin-Guérin (Toulon 1783 - Paris 1855).

Other portraits

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)
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"Pierre-Simon Laplace". Engraving of the nineteenth century.
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)
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"Pierre-Simon Laplace". Engraving of the nineteenth century.
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