joseph lagrange

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Lagrange   (lə-grānj', lə-gränj')  Pronunciation Key 
Italian-born French mathematician and astronomer who made important contributions to algebra and calculus. His work on celestial mechanics extended scientific understanding of planetary and lunar motion. In 1772 he discovered the points in space that are now named for him.
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