Some articles indicate that he started studying maths "after reading an article by Edmund Halley" in 1753 but in this paper it is claimed that he started studying mathematics in 1752

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    $\begingroup$ Very few biographical studies of Lagrange; see F.Burzio, Lagrange (1942): he cites 1752 as the date of first stydy by Lagrange of "physics". $\endgroup$ – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 24 at 7:39

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