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Charles Marie de La Condamine
La Condamine by Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1768) Pierre-Philippe Choffard (1759)
|Born||28 January 1701|
|Died||4 February 1774 (age 73)|
Charles Marie de La Condamine (28 January 1701 – 4 February 1774) was a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician. He spent ten years in territory which is now Ecuador, measuring the length of a degree of latitude at the equator and preparing the first map of the Amazon region based on astro-geodetic observations. Furthermore he was a contributor to the Encyclopédie.
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