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
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
23 August 1769
Naturalist

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician
Marquis de CondorcetMarquis de Condorcet
17 September 1743
Mathematician, Philosopher

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778
Chemist and Physicist

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
07 September 1707
Naturalist

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788
Physicist
Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

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

Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb
14 June 1736
Physicist
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,
Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer, Politician, Mathematician

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University
Claude-Louis NavierClaude-Louis Navier
10 February 1785
physicist, economist, mathematician, engineer of

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Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
17 July 1698
astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist
Firmin AbauzitFirmin Abauzit
11 November 1679
Scholar

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist

Guillaume AmontonsGuillaume Amontons
31 August 1663
Physicist

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer
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

Joseph Pitton de TournefortJoseph Pitton de Tournefort
05 June 1656
Botanist
Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763
Pharmacist

Michel AdansonMichel Adanson
07 April 1727
Botanist

Jérôme LalandeJérôme Lalande
11 July 1732
Astronomer

Jean Charles Athanase PeltierJean Charles Athanase Peltier
22 February 1785
Physicist

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
 

René-Antoine Ferchault de RéaumurRené-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
28 February 1683
Entomologist

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

Claude-Louis BertholletClaude-Louis Berthollet
09 December 1748
Chemist

Felix SavartFelix Savart
30 June 1791
 
Pierre-André LatreillePierre-André Latreille
29 November 1762
Zoologist

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet