Nicole-Reine Lepaute

As a child, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, (5 January 1723 – 6 December 1788) stayed up all night reading every book in her family library. Nicole-Reine became a “human computer” who worked with Alexis-Claude Clairaut and Joseph-Jérôme Le Français de Lalande to predict the date of the return of Halley’s Comet. They..Explore More