(ca. 171783). B. Paris, Fr.; Received given name from the ch. of Saint-Jean-Le-Rond, Paris, where his mother abandoned him; at coll. he was called d'Aremberg, which he changed to d'Alembert. Mathematician; philos.; forerunner of positivism.* See also Encyclopedists.
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