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

Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897
Chemist

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

Claude BernardClaude Bernard
12 July 1813
Physiologist

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie
15 August 1892
Physicist

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

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

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician

Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel
28 June 1873
Surgeon, Biologist
Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault
18 September 1819
Physicist

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann
16 August 1845
Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis

François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
Chemist

Charles HermiteCharles Hermite
24 December 1822
Mathematician
Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist

Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin
30 September 1870
Physicist
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,
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

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

Paul LangevinPaul Langevin
23 January 1872
Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of
Léon WalrasLéon Walras
16 December 1834
Economist, University teacher, Mathematician

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

Urbain Le VerrierUrbain Le Verrier
11 March 1811
Astronomer, Mathematician, Politician

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
28 June 1824
Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist,
Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
24 May 1803
Biologist, Ornithologist, Zoologist, Ichthyologist

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

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
10 June 1861
Historian

Henri LebesgueHenri Lebesgue
28 June 1875
Mathematician, Professor
Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865
Mathematician, Professor

Camille FlammarionCamille Flammarion
26 February 1842
astronomer, writer, balloonist, science fiction
Antoine Augustin CournotAntoine Augustin Cournot
 

Camille JordanCamille Jordan
05 January 1838
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor

Jean-Henri FabreJean-Henri Fabre
22 December 1823
Entomologist, Writer, University teacher, Poet

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Louis BachelierLouis Bachelier
11 March 1870
Mathematician, Economist, Non-fiction writer
Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil

Joseph LiouvilleJoseph Liouville
 

Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau
23 September 1819
Physicist, Astronomer

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor
Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
 

Jean RostandJean Rostand
30 October 1894
Philosopher, Biologist, Writer
Michel ChaslesMichel Chasles
 

Olinde RodriguesOlinde Rodrigues
 

Jean-Victor PonceletJean-Victor Poncelet
 
Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jacques Philippe Marie BinetJacques Philippe Marie Binet
 
Gabriel LaméGabriel Lamé
 

Jacques Charles François SturmJacques Charles François Sturm
29 September 1803
Mathematician

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 
Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 

Pierre-André LatreillePierre-André Latreille
29 November 1762
Zoologist
Antoine-Augustin CournotAntoine-Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher

Édouard LucasÉdouard Lucas
 

Élie CartanÉlie Cartan
 

Émile BorelÉmile Borel
07 January 1871
Mathematician, Politician, University teacher
Émile PicardÉmile Picard