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Lacondamine, Charles Marie de

[lakõdameen]

(1701--74)

Mathematician and scientist, born in Paris, France. He served in the army, travelled extensively, and was sent to Peru (1735--43) to measure a degree of the meridian. He explored the Amazon, and brought back the poison curare, as well as information on platinum and India rubber.


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