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I believe "La Hire" would be preferable to "la Hire", because it emphasizes that both words compose his 'surname', so I have no objection. Nevertheless, I saw his given name spelled "Phillipe", so I added that as another spelling some time ago. — Joe Kress 17:28, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
The death date appears to be off one year, 1718 as given in the Catholic Encyclopedia, and Larousse. firstname.lastname@example.org
Good catch. All sources that I've checked so far have 1718. I'm changing the article. — Joe Kress 17:53, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Intellectual Dishonesty/theft perpetrated by La Hire against Ole Romer
There should be a section mentioning his multiple acts of intellectual thievery particularly regarding the work of Ole Romer and epicycloid gears. If you are looking for a reference try p344 of Roemer and the first determination of the velocity of light by I B Cohen. Leibniz wrote to Bernoulli about the true origin of the work on most efficient gear shape. Thepossumdance (talk) 00:46, 19 February 2011 (UTC)