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

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician

Marquis de CondorcetMarquis de Condorcet
17 September 1743
Mathematician, Philosopher

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
07 September 1707
Naturalist
Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
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, Astronomer, Physicist, Politician,
Nicolas Léonard Sadi CarnotNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
01 June 1796
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Scientist

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

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,
Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University

Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer, Politician, Mathematician
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
 

Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
 

Pierre BouguerPierre Bouguer
 
Michel RolleMichel Rolle
 
Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jean-Charles de BordaJean-Charles de Borda
 

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
 

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 
Joseph SauveurJoseph Sauveur
 

Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet