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
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
07 September 1707
Naturalist

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
Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini
08 June 1625
Astronomer and Mathematician

Joseph Louis LagrangeJoseph Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician and Astronomer
Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist 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

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
17 December 1706
Philosopher

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician

François AragoFrançois Arago
26 February 1786
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician,
Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre
26 May 1667
Mathematician, Statistician

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,
Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician

Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
28 September 1698
Mathematician
Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
13 May 1713
Mathematician

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil

Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
28 January 1701
Explorer
Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775
Physicist

Michel RolleMichel Rolle
 
Pierre BouguerPierre Bouguer
 

Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
21 May 1792
Mathematician

Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 
Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735
Mathematician

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Joseph NicolletJoseph Nicollet
24 July 1786
Geographer
Jean-Charles de BordaJean-Charles de Borda
 

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

Joseph SauveurJoseph Sauveur
 

Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 
Charles Julien BrianchonCharles Julien Brianchon
19 December 1783
Mathematician
Émiland GautheyÉmiland Gauthey
03 December 1732
Mathematician

Claude-Louis MathieuClaude-Louis Mathieu
25 November 1783
Mathematician

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

Bernard Forest de BelidorBernard Forest de Belidor
1698 AD
Engineer
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph DelambreJean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre
19 September 1749
Mathematician

Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard Bochart de SaronJean-Baptiste-Gaspard Bochart de Saron
16 January 1730
Astronomer