Find out more about the greatest 18th Century French Scientists, including Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Antoine Lavoisier, Pierre-Simon Laplace, John James Audubon and Louis Daguerre.
Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier
26 August 1743
Chemist
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 Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778
Chemist and Physicist

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788
Physicist
Charles MessierCharles Messier
26 June 1730
Astronomer

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

Sadi CarnotSadi Carnot
01 June 1796
Physicist and Scientist
Charles Augustin De CoulombCharles Augustin De Coulomb
14 June 1736
French physicist

Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert
16 November 1717
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher And Musical
Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Politician, Journalist, Physician, Physicist,

Jean-Baptiste LamarckJean-Baptiste Lamarck
01 August 1744
Botanist, Zoologist, Scientist, Naturalist,
Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
23 August 1769
Geologist, Anatomist, Paleontologist, Politician,

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Politician,
Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb
14 June 1736
Physicist

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,

Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

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

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Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Claude-Louis NavierClaude-Louis Navier
10 February 1785
physicist, economist, mathematician, engineer of

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
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
 

Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
 
Jérôme LalandeJérôme Lalande
 

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
 

Felix SavartFelix Savart
30 June 1791
 

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet