List of famous French inventors & discoverers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Imagine life without French inventions and discoveries – you wouldn’t have mayonnaise in your sandwiches, no champagne for celebrations, no bicycle for that pollution-free ride, no aqualung for that intriguing underwater experience, no batteries for your electronic gadgets, no hot air ballooning for your holidays, no life-saver parachutes for that untimed mishaps or even adrenaline-rushing skydiving, no sewing machine for those designer outfits and no pencil and no pencil sharpener for those childhood learning. Almost intolerable, isn’t it? That is the kind of influence French inventors and discoverers have casted on the world through their inventions and discoveries. And if you think that the aforementioned are the only inventions made by French inventors, you definitely have been living under the rock all these years, for France has been the heart of major inventions of the world. Be it in the field of art and entertainment or science and technology, transportation and clothing or food and cooking and even weapons, communications, computers and sports, French discoverers and inventors have made their worth count in all. Through their research and findings, they have enriched our lives and helped us make advancements and developments to the society. With this segment, find out in details about the life and inventions of some of the most talented French inventors and discoverers.
Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal

19 June 1623

19 August 1662

Clermont-Ferrand,, Auvergne, France

Gemini

Louis BrailleLouis Braille

04 January 1809

06 January 1852

Coupvray

Capricorn

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac

06 December 1778

09 May 1850

Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

Sagittarius

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel

10 May 1788

14 July 1827

Broglie (Eure)

Taurus

René LaennecRené Laennec

17 February 1781

13 August 1826

Quimper, France

Aquarius

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière

05 October 1864

06 June 1948

Besançon

Libra

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière

19 October 1862

10 April 1954

Besançon

Libra

Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau

11 June 1910

25 June 1997

Saint-André-de-Cubzac

Gemini

Victor of AveyronVictor of Aveyron

1785 AD

1828 AD

Aveyron, France

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel

18 March 1858

29 September 1913

Paris

Pisces

Louis Le PrinceLouis Le Prince

28 August 1841

Metz

Virgo

Nicolas-Joseph CugnotNicolas-Joseph Cugnot

26 February 1725

02 October 1804

Void-Vacon

Pisces

Claude ChappeClaude Chappe

25 December 1763

23 January 1805

Brûlon

Capricorn

Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin

28 May 1738

26 March 1814

Saintes

Gemini

Joseph Marie JacquardJoseph Marie Jacquard

07 July 1752

07 August 1834

Lyon

Cancer

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles

12 November 1746

07 April 1823

Beaugency

Scorpio

Louis BlériotLouis Blériot

01 July 1872

02 August 1936

Cambrai

Cancer

Jacques de VaucansonJacques de Vaucanson

24 February 1709

21 November 1782

Grenoble

Pisces

Marcel DassaultMarcel Dassault

22 January 1892

18 April 1986

Paris

Aquarius

Nicolas AppertNicolas Appert

17 November 1749

01 June 1841

Châlons-en-Champagne

Scorpio

Étienne LenoirÉtienne Lenoir

12 January 1822

04 August 1900

Luxembourg

Capricorn

Pierre Choderlos de LaclosPierre Choderlos de Laclos

18 October 1741

05 September 1803

Amiens

Libra

André-Jacques GarnerinAndré-Jacques Garnerin

31 January 1769

18 August 1823

Paris

Aquarius

Édouard-Léon Scott de MartinvilleÉdouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

25 April 1817

26 April 1879

Paris

Taurus

Charles-Émile ReynaudCharles-Émile Reynaud

08 December 1844

09 January 1918

Montreuil

Sagittarius

Jean-Pierre BlanchardJean-Pierre Blanchard

04 July 1753

07 March 1809

Les Andelys

Cancer

Alexandre de RhodesAlexandre de Rhodes

15 March 1591

05 November 1660

Avignon

Pisces

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude

24 September 1870

23 May 1960

Paris

Libra

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