10 May Jean-Baptiste le Rond d’Alembert
Dead: 29 October 1783
In: Parigi, Francia
He was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist.
Until 1759 he was co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie.
D'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.