Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Scientists, including Benjamin Franklin, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage and John Dalton
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

American

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday

22 September 1791

British

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre

18 September 1752

French

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

British

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus

23 May 1707

Swedish

John DaltonJohn Dalton

06 September 1766

British

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler

15 April 1707

Swiss,Russian

Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier

26 August 1743

French

James WattJames Watt

19 January 1736

Scottish

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace

23 March 1749

French

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy

17 December 1778

British

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

British

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker

09 November 1731

American

Amedeo AvogadroAmedeo Avogadro

09 August 1776

Italian

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli

08 February 1700

Swiss

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon

26 April 1785

American

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier

21 March 1768

French

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish

10 October 1731

British

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

British

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm

16 March 1789

German

Sophie GermainSophie Germain

01 April 1776

French

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy

21 August 1789

French

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

British

Caroline HerschelCaroline Herschel

16 March 1750

German

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius

27 November 1701

Swedish

Marquis de CondorcetMarquis de Condorcet

17 September 1743

French

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks

24 February 1743

British

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

Russian

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini

08 June 1625

Italian

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford

09 August 1757

Scottish

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac

06 December 1778

French

Joseph HenryJoseph Henry

17 December 1797

American

Charles MessierCharles Messier

26 June 1730

French

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

German

Joseph Louis LagrangeJoseph Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

French,Italian

Maria Gaetana AgnesiMaria Gaetana Agnesi

16 May 1718

Italian

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel

10 May 1788

French

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert

26 August 1728

Swiss,German,French

Robert BrownRobert Brown

21 December 1773

British,Scottish

Andre Marie AmpereAndre Marie Ampere

20 January 1775

French

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller

16 October 1708

Swiss

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646

German

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

British

Count Alessandro VoltaCount Alessandro Volta

18 February 1745

Italian

Charles Augustin De CoulombCharles Augustin De Coulomb

14 June 1736

French

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted

14 August 1777

Danish

Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert

16 November 1717

French

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise

15 October 1789

Danish

Sadi CarnotSadi Carnot

01 June 1796

French

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss

30 April 1777

German

Mary AnningMary Anning

21 May 1799

British

Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta

18 February 1745

Italian

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat

24 May 1743

Swiss,French

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

German,British

Jean-Baptiste LamarckJean-Baptiste Lamarck

01 August 1744

French

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg

29 January 1688

Swedish

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

French,Italian

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier

23 August 1769

French

James HuttonJames Hutton

03 June 1726

British,Scottish

Luigi GalvaniLuigi Galvani

09 September 1737

Italian

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

24 May 1686

Polish

Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb

14 June 1736

French

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes

1702 AD

British

Nicolas Léonard Sadi CarnotNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

01 June 1796

French

Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius

20 August 1779

Swedish

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani

10 January 1729

Italian

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

British,Scottish

Carl Wilhelm ScheeleCarl Wilhelm Scheele

09 December 1742

German,Swedish

Robert AdamRobert Adam

03 July 1728

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson

21 June 1781

French

Joseph BlackJoseph Black

16 April 1728

French,British,Scottish

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre

26 May 1667

French

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair

22 September 1759

British

John SoaneJohn Soane

10 September 1753

British

Ernst ChladniErnst Chladni

30 November 1756

German

François AragoFrançois Arago

26 February 1786

Spanish,French

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge

09 May 1746

French

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

British

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier

12 August 1737

French

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni

05 November 1778

Italian