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18th Century : 9 Historical figures.

Voltaire, Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, François Boucher, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert 

(6 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French 

mathematician

mechanician

physicist

philosopher

, and 

music theorist

. Until 1759 he was also co-editor with 

Denis Diderot

of the 

EncyclopédieD'Alembert’s formula for obtaining solutions to the wave equation is named after him. The wave equation is sometimes referred to as d'Alembert’s equation.