At 11:05 -0400 01/10/21, Joseph B. Reid wrote:
>The earliest reference to "Ó tous les temps, Ó tous les peuples" that I can
>find was in the international conference of 1799.

In addition to what I said yesterday, I found that Isaac Beeckman
from Holland had suggested in 1631 that  the length of the second
pendulum be taken as "the invariable measure for all people of all
times and all places".

Rendons Ó CÚsar ce qui est Ó CÚsar (old French maxim...)

Louis

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