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CHARLES ETIENNE LOUIS CAMUS (1699-1768)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 140 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHARLES ETIENNE LOUIS CAMUS (1699-1768), French mathematician and mechanician, was born at Crecy-en-Brie, near Meaux, on the 25th of August 1699. He studied mathematics, civil and military architecture, and astronomy, and became associate of the Academic des Sciences, professor of geometry, secretary to the Academy of Architecture and fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 1736 he accompanied Pierre Louis Maupertuis and Alexis Claude Clairaut in the expedition to Lapland for the measurement of a degree of the meridian. He died on the 2nd of February 1768. He was the author of a Cours de mathematiques (Paris, 1766), and a number of essays on mathematical and mechanical subjects (see Poggendorff. Biog.-lit. Handworterbuch).
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