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.
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician
Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier
26 August 1743
Chemist

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
23 August 1769
Naturalist

Andre Marie AmpereAndre Marie Ampere
20 January 1775
Physicist and Mathematician
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
Sadi CarnotSadi Carnot
01 June 1796
Physicist and Scientist

Charles Augustin De CoulombCharles Augustin De Coulomb
14 June 1736
French physicist
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
07 September 1707
Naturalist

Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert
16 November 1717
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher And Musical

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini
08 June 1625
Astronomer and Mathematician

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778
Chemist and Physicist
Charles MessierCharles Messier
26 June 1730
Astronomer

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788
Physicist

Guillaume Le GentilGuillaume Le Gentil
12 September 1725
Astronomer

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

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician
Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
17 December 1706
Philosopher

Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb
14 June 1736
Physicist

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician
Jean Le Rond d'AlembertJean Le Rond d'Alembert
16 November 1717
Mathematician

Pierre-André LatreillePierre-André Latreille
29 November 1762
Zoologist
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

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Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,

Antoine Laurent de JussieuAntoine Laurent de Jussieu
12 April 1748
Botanist

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

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist
Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician
Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist

Bernard Germain de LacépèdeBernard Germain de Lacépède
26 December 1756
Naturalist

Guillaume AmontonsGuillaume Amontons
31 August 1663
Physicist
Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
28 September 1698
Mathematician

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

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

Xavier BichatXavier Bichat
14 November 1771
Medical doctor

Michel RolleMichel Rolle
 
Michel AdansonMichel Adanson
07 April 1727
Botanist

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

Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
28 January 1701
Explorer

François MagendieFrançois Magendie
06 October 1783
Physiologist
René-Antoine Ferchault de RéaumurRené-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
28 February 1683
Entomologist

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
13 May 1713
Mathematician
Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jean Charles Athanase PeltierJean Charles Athanase Peltier
22 February 1785
Physicist

Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763
Pharmacist

Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757
Chemist

Jérôme LalandeJérôme Lalande
11 July 1732
Astronomer
Claude-Louis BertholletClaude-Louis Berthollet
09 December 1748
Chemist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735
Mathematician

Jean Pierre FlourensJean Pierre Flourens
13 April 1794
Physiologist

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-PierreJacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
19 January 1737
Writer
Felix SavartFelix Savart
30 June 1791
 

Joseph Pitton de TournefortJoseph Pitton de Tournefort
05 June 1656
Botanist
Pierre PoivrePierre Poivre
23 August 1719
Horticulturist

César-François Cassini de ThuryCésar-François Cassini de Thury
17 June 1714
Astronomer

Bernard CourtoisBernard Courtois
08 February 1777
Chemist
Henri DutrochetHenri Dutrochet
14 November 1776
Physician

Jean de NoaillesJean de Noailles
26 October 1739
General and Chemist
André MichauxAndré Michaux
08 March 1746
Botanist

Alexis BouvardAlexis Bouvard
27 June 1767
Astronomer

Anselme PayenAnselme Payen
06 January 1795
Chemist
Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775
Physicist

Louis-Jacques ThenardLouis-Jacques Thenard
04 May 1777
Chemist
Jean-Charles de BordaJean-Charles de Borda
 

Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
05 February 1770
Chemist

Jeanne Villepreux-PowerJeanne Villepreux-Power
24 September 1794
Biologist

René-Just HaüyRené-Just Haüy
28 February 1743
Priest
Jacques CassiniJacques Cassini
18 February 1677
Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

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

Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742
Chemist

Dominique, comte de CassiniDominique, comte de Cassini
30 June 1748
Astronomer
Pierre-Joseph PelletierPierre-Joseph Pelletier
22 March 1788
Chemist

Joseph NicolletJoseph Nicollet
24 July 1786
Geographer

Pierre Jean Georges CabanisPierre Jean Georges Cabanis
05 June 1757
Physiologist

Déodat Gratet de DolomieuDéodat Gratet de Dolomieu
23 June 1750
Geologist

Pierre Louis DulongPierre Louis Dulong
12 February 1785
Physicist
Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 

Joseph SauveurJoseph Sauveur
 
Louis-Bernard Guyton de MorveauLouis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
04 January 1737
Chemist

Joseph-Nicolas DelisleJoseph-Nicolas Delisle
04 April 1688
Astronomer
Jean CruveilhierJean Cruveilhier
09 February 1791
Anatomist
Bernard Forest de BelidorBernard Forest de Belidor
1698 AD
Engineer