
[HM] ad usum Delphini Magni
Posted:
May 30, 2002 9:29 AM


Dear all historians, I happen to have in hands an interesting mathematical book (the PortRoyal Geometry) whose binding bears the (heraldic) arms of the "Grand Dauphin".
Louis de France (16611711), called ÃÂ³le Grand DauphinÃÂ², was Louis XIV's son. He died before he could have reigned, and it was his grandson who finally inherited the throne of France, under the name of Louis XV. All I know about Grand Dauphin's education is that it was managed by Bossuet. My question is about who (obviously not Bossuet) was in charge for teaching him enough mathematics.
Udai Venedem http://perso.wanadoo.fr/alta.mathematica/

