Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Physicists, including Michael Faraday, Leonhard Euler, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Hans Christian Ørsted and Alessandro Volta.
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
22 September 1791, British
Physicist & Chemist
Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707, Swiss, Russian
Mathematician, Physicist

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish
10 October 1731, British
Chemist

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700, Swiss
Mathematician

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768, French
Mathematician & Physicist

Amedeo AvogadroAmedeo Avogadro
09 August 1776, Italian
Chemist and Physicist
Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777, Danish
Physicist

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
16 March 1789, German
Physicist & Mathematician

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701, Swedish
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician
Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788, French
Physicist

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778, French
Chemist and Physicist
Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728, Swiss, German, French
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Andre Marie AmpereAndre Marie Ampere
20 January 1775, French
Physicist and Mathematician

Sadi CarnotSadi Carnot
01 June 1796, French
Physicist and Scientist

Charles Augustin De CoulombCharles Augustin De Coulomb
14 June 1736, French
French physicist

Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert
16 November 1717, French
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher And Musical
Count Alessandro VoltaCount Alessandro Volta
18 February 1745, Italian
 

Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
01 July 1646, German
Philosopher

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss
30 April 1777, German
Mathematician, Geophysicist, Astronomer, Science

Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta
18 February 1745, Italian
Physicist, Inventor, University teacher
Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
24 May 1686, Polish
Physicist, Inventor

Luigi GalvaniLuigi Galvani
09 September 1737, Italian
Anatomist, Physicist, Physician, University
Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb
14 June 1736, French
Physicist

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781, French
Mathematician

François AragoFrançois Arago
26 February 1786, Spanish, French
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician,
Ernst ChladniErnst Chladni
30 November 1756, German
Physicist, Astronomer

Roger Joseph BoscovichRoger Joseph Boscovich
18 May 1711, Croatian, Italian
Physicist
Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753, French
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794, British
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

Benjamin ThompsonBenjamin Thompson
26 March 1753, American
Physicist, Scientist
Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787, German
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist

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Nathaniel BowditchNathaniel Bowditch
26 March 1773, American
Mathematician, Astronomer, Actuary, Physicist,
Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728, French, British, Scottish
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781, British, Scottish
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,

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

Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel
22 July 1784, German
Astronomer
Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
28 September 1698, French
Mathematician
Claude-Louis NavierClaude-Louis Navier
10 February 1785, French
physicist, economist, mathematician, engineer of

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766, British
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist

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

Gabriel CramerGabriel Cramer
31 July 1704, Swiss
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher
Guillaume AmontonsGuillaume Amontons
31 August 1663, French
Physicist

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730, Dutch
Botanist, Physician, Physicist

Jacob PerkinsJacob Perkins
09 July 1766, American
Inventor

William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon
22 May 1783, British
Physicist, Inventor

Francis HauksbeeFrancis Hauksbee
1660 AD, British
Scientist
Horace Bénédict de SaussureHorace Bénédict de Saussure
17 February 1740, Swiss
Geologist

Johann Wilhelm RitterJohann Wilhelm Ritter
16 December 1776, German
Physicist, University teacher
Thomas Johann SeebeckThomas Johann Seebeck
29 March 1770, German
physicist

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

Ewald Georg von KleistEwald Georg von Kleist
10 June 1700, Polish
Jurist
Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692, Dutch
Scientist

Sir John Leslie, 4th BaronetSir John Leslie, 4th Baronet
10 April 1766, Scottish
Mathematician
Edward SabineEdward Sabine
14 October 1788, Irish
Astronomer

Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775, French
Physicist

Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757, French
Chemist

Jean Charles Athanase PeltierJean Charles Athanase Peltier
22 February 1785, French
Physicist

Eva EkebladEva Ekeblad
10 July 1724, Swedish
Scientist
John Frederic DaniellJohn Frederic Daniell
12 March 1790, British
Chemist

Joseph Jackson ListerJoseph Jackson Lister
11 January 1786, British
Physicist

Firmin AbauzitFirmin Abauzit
11 November 1679, French
Scholar

George HadleyGeorge Hadley
12 February 1685, British
Lawyer
Pierre Louis DulongPierre Louis Dulong
12 February 1785, French
Physicist

Johann Andreas SegnerJohann Andreas Segner
09 October 1704, Hungarian
Scientist
John CantonJohn Canton
31 July 1718, British
Physicist

George GreenGeorge Green
14 July 1793, British
Mathematician

Thomas YoungThomas Young
13 June 1773, British
Physician
Johann Daniel TitiusJohann Daniel Titius
02 January 1729, German, Polish
Astronomer

Gowin KnightGowin Knight
10 September 1713, British
Scientist
Jean de HautefeuilleJean de Hautefeuille
20 March 1647, French
Physicist

Christopher HansteenChristopher Hansteen
26 September 1784, Norwegian
Astronomer

Peter BarlowPeter Barlow
13 October 1776, British
Mathematician
Emmanuel SwedenborgEmmanuel Swedenborg
29 January 1688, Swedish
Scientist

Felix SavartFelix Savart
30 June 1791, French