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La·place(lə-pläs′, lä-), Marquis Pierre Simon de 1749-1827.
French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion.
(Biography) Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749–1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability
Pierre Simon, Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.