On LunedÃÂ¬, feb 9, 2004, at 07:05 Europe/Rome, HISTORIA MATEMATICA wrote:
> From: "Dean Buckner" <Dean.Buckner@btopenworld.com> > Subject: [HM] Malezieu > > Who was Malezieu?
Nicolas de Malezieux (1650-1727), a member of both Acade'mie des sciences and Acade'mie franc,aise, was private teacher to the Dauphin's son. His geometry lessons were published under the latter's name, with the title: Elemens de ge'ometrie de monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne (Tre'voux-Paris 1705; translated into Latin, Pavia 1713, 1734). Together with what should have been the young duke's notes from M.'s teachings, the Elemens contained an Avertissement concerning infinitely small quantities and a note on geometric points titled Re'flexions sur les incommensurables. They were amply reviewed in 1705 in the Journal des sc,avans.