Who was Pierre-Simon Laplace’s most famous student?

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Chapter Nineteenth Century Philosophy

The man who would later become the most famous French dictator in history, Napoleon Bonaparte, was one of Laplace’s students. Laplace’s definitive Analytic Theory of Probabilities (1812) was, in fact, dedicated to Napoleon.


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