Joseph-Louis Comte de Lagrange. from the birth certificate: Giuseppe Lodovico Lagrangia 25 gennaio 1736 figlio di Giuseppe Francesco Lodovico e di Maria Teresa Gros . to Euler in 1754. from the Tautochrone Problem. to maximizing and minimizing functionals.
to maximizing and minimizing functionals
"with characteristic courtesy he withheld a paper
he had previously written, which covered some of the
same ground, in order that the young Italian might have time
to complete his work, and claim the undisputed
invention of the new calculus"
from Galletto. D, “The Genesis of Mechanic Analytique”
Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 126 (1992), suppl. 2
Mondovi, 1716 – Torino, 1781
Filadelfia, 1706 – Washington, 1790
The synthesis of nitroglycerine
in Europe has the greatest
mathematician in Europe
resident in his court.”1766 Euler left Berlin for Saint Petersburg and Lagrange left Turin for Berlin
dinstinctions.1799 Napoleon Bonaparte installed himself as First Consul