Authorised form of nameLagrange; Joseph Louis (1736 - 1813)
Dates1736 - 1813
Place of birthTurin, Italy
Date of birth25 January 1736
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death10 April 1813
Dates and placesBurial:
Pantheon, Paris
Research fieldMechanics
Celestial mechanics
Professor of Mathematics, Royal School of Artillery, Turin (1754); Director, Berlin Academy (1766); went to Prussia (1766-1787); published 'Mecanique analytique' (1788); went to Paris after death of Frederick the Great, lodged in the Louvre and received pension of 6,000 francs; Professor, Normal and Polytechnic Schools and member of the Bureau des Longitudes (after the Revolution); made a member of the Senate and a Count by Napoleon
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/05/1791
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 3. Progress from 1975 to 2001' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 331 - 344
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2872
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1791/10Lagrange, Joseph Louis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002596Lagrange, Joseph Louis Marie, Compte dend
IM/002597Lagrange, Joseph Louis Marie, Compte dend
PT/61/2Paper, 'On the formulæ investigated by Dr Brinkley for the general term in the development of Lagrange's expression for the summation of series and for successive integrations' by [John Frederick William Herschel]20 April 1860
AP/10/28Unpublished paper, 'A memoir on the calculus of variations' by John Walsh24 April 1832
AP/21/12Unpublished paper, 'On the variation of a triple integral' by Richard AbbattOctober 1837
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