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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.

Laplace

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(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

La•place

(ləˈplɑs)

n.
Pierre Simon, Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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Pierre-Simon Laplace has been compared in importance to Isaac Newton and Albert einstein.
In the 18th century, John Michell and Pierre-Simon Laplace foretold of the presence of dark-hearted monstrosities such as these.
PIERRE-SIMON LAPLACE (1749--1827) Evolving from relatively humble origins in Normandy, history unkindly recognizes Laplace as a self-serving scientist.