Johann Heinrich Lambert

Died aged c. 49

Johann Heinrich Lambert (German: [ˈlambɛʁt], Jean-Henri Lambert in French; 26 or 28 August 1728 – 25 September 1777) was a Swiss-French polymath who made important contributions to the subjects of mathematics, physics (particularly optics), philosophy, astronomy and map projections.

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Maison natale de Jean-Henri Lambert 1728-1777 Célèbre savant, On lui doit la projection cartographique un théorème. Membre de l'Académie Royale de Prusse.

English translation: Maison natale de Jean-Henri Lambert 1728-1777 Famous scholar, We owe him the cartographic projection a theorem. Member of the Royal Academy of Prussia. [AWS Translate]

between Place de la Réunion and Place Lambert, Mulhouse, France where they was born (1728)