Pierre Lemonnier

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Cartesian planetary vortices, Physica Particularis, 1754.

Pierre Lemonnier (Saint-Sever, 28 June 1675 – Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 27 November 1757) was a French astronomer, a Professor of Physics and Philosophy at the Collège d'Harcourt (University of Paris), and a member of the French Academy of Sciences.[1][2][3]

Lemonnier published the 6-volume Latin university textbook Cursus philosophicus ad scholarum usum accommodatus (Paris, 1750/1754) which consisted of the following volumes (generally consistent with the Ratio Studiorum):

He was also the father of Pierre Charles Le Monnier and Louis Guillaume Le Monnier.

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