Lalouvere [Lalouère, La Loubère, Lalovera], Antoine de
- 1. Dates
- Born: Rieux (Languedoc), 24 Aug. 1600
- Died: Toulouse, 2 Sept. 1664
- Dateinfo: Dates Certain
- Lifespan: 64
- 2. Father
- Occupation: Aristocrat
- The family was presumably noble with a chateaux near Rieux in what is now Haute Garonne.
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: French
- Career: French
- Death: French
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Religous Order, D.D.
- As an ordained Jesuit who had taken the fourth vow, he would have had a full education within the order, including a doctorate in theology.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Catholic
- He entered the Jesuit order in 1620.
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Mathematics
- His chief book is the Quadrature circuli, published in 1651. In 1658 he was drawn into the dispute with Pascal on cycloids for which his name is best known.
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Church Life
- He was professor of humanities, rhetoric, Hebrew, theology, and mathematics in the Jesuit college at Toulouse.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: Court Official
- He dedicated his book on the quadrature of the circle to Louis XIV.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Types: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Friendship and correspondence with Fermat.
- Close relationship with Pardies and Willis.
- The dispute with Pascal on cycloids in 1658.
- Henry Bosmans' article in Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, 3 (1950), 619-56. Q1.A734
- Pierre Costabel's article in Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leurs applications, 15 (1962), 321-50, 367-9. Q2.R45
- Nouvelle biographie générale, 29, 30-2.
- P. Tannery, "Pascal et Lalouvere," in Mémoires scientifiques, 6, 79-114, 269-79.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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