You are here

4-12-1734

Thomas Fantet de Lagny, who computed pi to 112 decimal places using Gregory's series, died. Maupertius was called to Lagny's deathbed, and finding the poor man unconscious, asked him for the square of 12. Like an automaton, de Lagny rose in bed, gave the answer, and immediately passed away.

More information about:
Thomas Fantet de Lagny
Date: 
Monday, April 12, 1734