Maupertuis was the hero of a day, and Helvétius accordingly applied himself to become a geometer.
Maupertuis is on the road, and we shall see him before long.
Lauzun was taken guarded to Bourbon by a detachment of musketeers, commanded by Maupertuis.
Algarotti has already the honor of some acquaintance with Maupertuis.
Maupertuis' chief scientific performance was his mission to Lapland to determine the measurement of a degree of longitude in 1736.
Maupertuis is well known at Cirey; such a lion could not fail there.
In 1765 Grimm describes the principle of Leibnitz and Maupertuis as “gaining on us on every side.”
Much to think of, that lies apart from the Maupertuis matter!
I have reason for believing, that I owe to Maupertuis the first good opinion that his Majesty had of me.
It was decided to entrust a similar expedition to the North to Maupertuis.