Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Scientists, including Louis Pasteur, Henri Poincare, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Louis de Broglie and Pierre Curie.
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

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie
15 August 1892
Physicist

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist
Sophie GermainSophie Germain
01 April 1776
Mathematician

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel
15 December 1852
Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity

Augustin-Louis CauchyAugustin-Louis Cauchy
21 August 1789
Mathematician

Adrien-Marie LegendreAdrien-Marie Legendre
18 September 1752
Mathematician
Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel
28 June 1873
Surgeon, Biologist

Claude BernardClaude Bernard
12 July 1813
Physiologist
Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault
18 September 1819
Physicist

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann
16 August 1845
Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Charles HermiteCharles Hermite
24 December 1822
Mathematician

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist
François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
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

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

Évariste GaloisÉvariste Galois
25 October 1811
Mathematician

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
15 July 1848
Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Politician,
Nicolas Léonard Sadi CarnotNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
01 June 1796
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Scientist
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

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

Paul BrocaPaul Broca
28 June 1824
Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist,

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

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
24 May 1803
Biologist, Ornithologist, Zoologist, Ichthyologist

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

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

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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

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist, University
Henri LebesgueHenri Lebesgue
28 June 1875
Mathematician, Professor

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

Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865
Mathematician, Professor
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

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

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
 
Michel ChaslesMichel Chasles
 

Olinde RodriguesOlinde Rodrigues
 
Jean RostandJean Rostand
30 October 1894
Philosopher, Biologist, Writer

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
 

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

Gaspard de PronyGaspard de Prony
 
Antoine Henri BecquerelAntoine Henri Becquerel
15 December 1852
 

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis FizeauArmand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau
23 September 1819
 
Jean-Bernard-Léon FoucaultJean-Bernard-Léon Foucault
18 September 1819
 

Édouard LucasÉdouard Lucas
 

Élie CartanÉlie Cartan
 

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