Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Mathematicians, including Henri Poincare, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph Fourier, Évariste Galois and Joseph-Louis Lagrange.
Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist
Évariste GaloisÉvariste Galois
25 October 1811
Mathematician

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician
Charles HermiteCharles Hermite
24 December 1822
Mathematician

Henri PoincareHenri Poincare
29 April 1854
Mathematician and Philosopher

Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865
Mathematician
Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician

Maurice René FréchetMaurice René Fréchet
02 September 1878
Mathematician
Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician

François AragoFrançois Arago
26 February 1786
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician,

Léon WalrasLéon Walras
16 December 1834
Economist, University teacher, Mathematician

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Élie CartanÉlie Cartan
 
Henri LebesgueHenri Lebesgue
28 June 1875
Mathematician

Louis BachelierLouis Bachelier
11 March 1870
Mathematician, Economist, Non-fiction writer

Urbain Le VerrierUrbain Le Verrier
11 March 1811
Astronomer

Émile BorelÉmile Borel
07 January 1871
Mathematician, Politician, University teacher
Camille JordanCamille Jordan
05 January 1838
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University
Antoine Augustin CournotAntoine Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher

Joseph LiouvilleJoseph Liouville
 

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

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician
Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775
Physicist

Émile PicardÉmile Picard
 

Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
 
Michel ChaslesMichel Chasles
 

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Gabriel LaméGabriel Lamé
 
Olinde RodriguesOlinde Rodrigues
 

Jacques Philippe Marie BinetJacques Philippe Marie Binet
 

Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jean-Victor PonceletJean-Victor Poncelet
 
Joseph BertrandJoseph Bertrand
11 March 1822
Mathematician
Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

Jacques Charles François SturmJacques Charles François Sturm
29 September 1803
Mathematician

Joseph NicolletJoseph Nicollet
24 July 1786
Geographer

Édouard GoursatÉdouard Goursat
21 May 1858
Mathematician
Louis CouturatLouis Couturat
17 January 1868
Logician

René-Louis BaireRené-Louis Baire
21 January 1874
Mathematician

Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 

Charles-Eugène DelaunayCharles-Eugène Delaunay
09 April 1816
Astronomer

Paul LévyPaul Lévy
15 September 1886
Mathematician
Jean-Marie DuhamelJean-Marie Duhamel
05 February 1797
Mathematician

Charles Julien BrianchonCharles Julien Brianchon
19 December 1783
Mathematician
Claude-Louis MathieuClaude-Louis Mathieu
25 November 1783
Mathematician

Thomas Jan StieltjesThomas Jan Stieltjes
29 December 1856
Mathematician

Antoine-Augustin CournotAntoine-Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph DelambreJean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre
19 September 1749
Mathematician