Mathematician:Guillaume de l'Hôpital

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Shortened version of his full name and title, which was: Guillaume-François-Antoine Marquis de l'Hôpital, Marquis de Sainte-Mesme, Comte d'Entremont and Seigneur d'Ouques-la-Chaise.

French mathematician best known for L'Hôpital's Rule, although this was in fact discovered by Johann Bernoulli.

His name is alternatively rendered l'Hospital, which was how he himself rendered it -- however, the French language changed and the silent s was changed to a circumflex.




  • Born: 1661 in Paris, France (precise date uncertain)
  • Died: 2 Feb 1704 in Paris, France


Results named for Guillaume de l'Hôpital can be found here.

Books and Papers

Notable Quotes

I have made free use of their [ the Bernoulli brothers ] discoveries, so that I frankly return to them whatever they please to claim as their own.