Gabriel Mouton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Gabriel Mouton

French abbot and scientist

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1618

Place of Birth: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 28-Sep-1694

Profession: priest, mathematician

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Gabriel Mouton

  • Gabriel Mouton (1618 – 28 September 1694) was a French abbot and scientist.
  • He was a doctor of theology from Lyon, but was also interested in mathematics and astronomy.
  • His 1670 book, the Observationes diametrorum solis et lunae apparentium, proposed a natural standard of length based on the circumference of the Earth, and was decimally divided.
  • It was influential in the adoption of the metric system in 1799.

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