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Pierre-Simon Laplace

was born 273 years ago

23 March 1749

Pierre-Simon Laplace proved the stability of the solar system. In analysis Laplace introduced the potential function and Laplace coefficients. He also put the theory of mathematical probability on a sound footing.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Laplace/