Find out more about the greatest 18th Century French Mathematicians, including Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph Fourier, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Marquis de Condorcet and Émilie du Châtelet.
Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist
Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician

Marquis de CondorcetMarquis de Condorcet
17 September 1743
Mathematician, Philosopher

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
07 September 1707
Naturalist
Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Joseph Louis LagrangeJoseph Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician and Astronomer

Andre Marie AmpereAndre Marie Ampere
20 January 1775
Physicist and Mathematician
Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert
16 November 1717
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher And Musical

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,
Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre
26 May 1667
Mathematician, Statistician

François AragoFrançois Arago
26 February 1786
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician,
Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer, Politician, Mathematician
Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University

Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
17 July 1698
astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil
Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
22 April 1797
Physician, Physicist, Mathematician

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
13 May 1713
Mathematician
Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
28 January 1701
Explorer

Pierre BouguerPierre Bouguer
 

Michel RolleMichel Rolle
 

Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775
Physicist
Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 
Jean-Charles de BordaJean-Charles de Borda
 

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735
Mathematician

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

Joseph SauveurJoseph Sauveur
 
Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 

Jean Le Rond d'AlembertJean Le Rond d'Alembert
16 November 1717
Mathematician

Jean-Baptiste-Joseph DelambreJean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre
19 September 1749
Mathematician

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet