Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Scientists, including Louis Pasteur, Henri Poincare, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Louis de Broglie and Pierre Curie.
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867
First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur
27 December 1822
Chemist and Microbiologist

Pierre CuriePierre Curie
15 May 1859
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897
Chemist

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist

Évariste GaloisÉvariste Galois
25 October 1811
Mathematician
Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie
15 August 1892
Physicist

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
23 August 1769
Naturalist
Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician

Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician
Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel
15 December 1852
Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel
28 June 1873
Surgeon, Biologist

Claude BernardClaude Bernard
12 July 1813
Physiologist

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis
Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault
18 September 1819
Physicist

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann
16 August 1845
Physicist & Nobel Laureate

Charles HermiteCharles Hermite
24 December 1822
Mathematician
Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin
30 September 1870
Physicist

François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
Chemist
Charles Robert Richet Charles Richet
25 August 1850
Physiologist

Charles NicolleCharles Nicolle
21 September 1866
Bacteriologist

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier
05 November 1854
Chemist
Henri PoincareHenri Poincare
29 April 1854
Mathematician and Philosopher

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
15 July 1848
Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician

Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865
Mathematician

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,
Maurice René FréchetMaurice René Fréchet
02 September 1878
Mathematician

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Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician
Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
24 May 1803
Biologist, Ornithologist, Zoologist, Ichthyologist

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

Paul LangevinPaul Langevin
23 January 1872
Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of

François AragoFrançois Arago
26 February 1786
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician,
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
28 June 1824
Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist,
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,

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

Camille FlammarionCamille Flammarion
26 February 1842
astronomer, writer, balloonist, science fiction

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

Jean-Henri FabreJean-Henri Fabre
21 December 1823
Entomologist

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University
Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau
23 September 1819
Physicist, Astronomer
Émile BorelÉmile Borel
07 January 1871
Mathematician, Politician, University teacher

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
09 June 1861
Historian

Albert CalmetteAlbert Calmette
12 July 1863
Physician
Camille JordanCamille Jordan
05 January 1838
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist
Antoine Augustin CournotAntoine Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher

Bernard Germain de LacépèdeBernard Germain de Lacépède
26 December 1756
Naturalist

Antoine Laurent de JussieuAntoine Laurent de Jussieu
12 April 1748
Botanist

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
22 December 1872
Veterinarian

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

Édouard LucasÉdouard Lucas
 

Jean RostandJean Rostand
30 October 1894
Philosopher, Biologist, Writer

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician
Sergei WinogradskySergei Winogradsky
01 September 1856
Microbiologist

Paul BertPaul Bert
19 October 1833
Physiologist
Xavier BichatXavier Bichat
14 November 1771
Medical doctor

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
28 February 1877
Archaeologist
Étienne-Louis MalusÉtienne-Louis Malus
23 July 1775
Physicist

Charles Frédéric GerhardtCharles Frédéric Gerhardt
21 August 1816
French chemist
Jean-Baptiste DumasJean-Baptiste Dumas
14 July 1800
Chemist

Charles FriedelCharles Friedel
12 March 1832
Chemist

François MagendieFrançois Magendie
06 October 1783
Physiologist
Pierre Jean Georges CabanisPierre Jean Georges Cabanis
05 June 1757
Physiologist

Émile PicardÉmile Picard
 
Michel AdansonMichel Adanson
07 April 1727
Botanist

Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
 

Michel ChaslesMichel Chasles
 

Gaston PlantéGaston Planté
22 April 1834
Physicist
Gabriel LaméGabriel Lamé
 
Olinde RodriguesOlinde Rodrigues
 

Auguste BravaisAuguste Bravais
23 August 1811
Physicist

Anselme PayenAnselme Payen
06 January 1795
Chemist

Jacques Philippe Marie BinetJacques Philippe Marie Binet
 
Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763
Pharmacist

Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jean Pierre FlourensJean Pierre Flourens
13 April 1794
Physiologist

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-PierreJacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
19 January 1737
Writer

Jean-Victor PonceletJean-Victor Poncelet
 
Jean Charles Athanase PeltierJean Charles Athanase Peltier
22 February 1785
Physicist

Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757
Chemist
Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742
Chemist

Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
05 February 1770
Chemist
Joseph BertrandJoseph Bertrand
11 March 1822
Mathematician
Bernard CourtoisBernard Courtois
08 February 1777
Chemist