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Johann Heinrich Lambert

Birthdate: 26. August 1728
Date of death: 25. September 1777

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a Swiss polymath who made important contributions to the subjects of mathematics, physics , philosophy, astronomy and map projections.

Edward Tufte calls him and William Playfair "The two great inventors of modern graphical designs" .

Quotes Johann Heinrich Lambert

„If in two ellipses having a common major axis we take two such arcs that their chords are equal, and that also the sums of the radii vectores, drawn respectively from the foci to the extremities of these arcs, are equal to each other, then the sectors formed in each ellipse by the arc and the two radii vectores are to each other as the square roots of the parameters of the ellipses.“

—  Johann Heinrich Lambert

Sect. 4, Lemma 26, Insigniores orbitae cometarum proprietates (1761) [Notable properties of comets' orbits] translated by Florian Cajori, A History of Mathematics https://books.google.com/books?id=kqQPAAAAYAAJ (1906) p. 259, from the German of Michel Chasles, Geschichte der Geometrie, haupsächlich mit Bezug auf die neuern Methoden https://books.google.com/books?id=NgYHAAAAcAAJ (1839) p. 183.

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