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France
Beaumont-en-Auge
Calvados

Basse-Normandie

Place de Verdun

Pierre-Simon de Laplace

Beaumont-en-Auge 1749 - Paris 1827
French mathematician, astronomer and physicist
(Wikipedia)
Robert Delandre
Leblanc-Barbedienne (Paris)
1932

Beaumont-en-Auge /  Pierre-Simon de Laplace   Beaumont-en-Auge /  Pierre-Simon de Laplace

Description

Bronze statue of Laplace standing with his left hand resting on a celestial globe.
On the sides of the pedestal are bronze portrait medallions of: Attached to the pedestal are benches.

Beaumont-en-Auge  / Pierre-Simon de Laplace Beaumont-en-Auge  / Pierre-Simon de Laplace Beaumont-en-Auge  / Pierre-Simon de Laplace

Inscription(s)

LA PLACE

1749-1827

1932
Monument élevé par
Souscription Internationale
avec le concours de
     La Fondation Carnegie
pour la Paix
     La Fondation Carnegie
pour le developpement des
Sciences
   Mr John HEMMING FRY
   Mr John FLANAGAN
   Mr Maxime MONGENDRE
Consul Général de France
     New York
   Il faut elever des
monuments aux Astronomes
aux Artistes aux Poetes
qui detaches de l'utile et
de l'immediat evoquent
l'ideal et le charme des
choses inconnues
John Hemming Fry

Signed: (statue) robert DELANDRE 1932
Cire Perdue / Leblanc Barbedienne / Paris
(both portrait medaillons) r delandre and le blanc barbedienne

Beaumont-en-Auge  / Pierre-Simon de Laplace

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Astronomer
  • Commemorative Bench
  • Delandre, Robert
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Laplace, Pierre-Simon de
  • Leblanc-Barbedienne (Paris)
  • Mathematician
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Physicist
  • Statue
  • Locatie (N 49°16'43" - E 0°6'33")

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