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
Henri PoincareHenri Poincare
29 April 1854
Mathematician and Philosopher

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie
15 August 1892
Physicist

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768
Mathematician & Physicist
Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
23 August 1769
Naturalist

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel
15 December 1852
Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity
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

Claude BernardClaude Bernard
12 July 1813
Physiologist

Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel
28 June 1873
Surgeon, Biologist
Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann
16 August 1845
Physicist & Nobel Laureate

Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault
18 September 1819
Physicist

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

Charles HermiteCharles Hermite
24 December 1822
Mathematician
François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
Chemist

Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin
30 September 1870
Physicist
Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier
05 November 1854
Chemist

Charles Robert Richet Charles Richet
25 August 1850
Physiologist
Charles NicolleCharles Nicolle
21 September 1866
Bacteriologist

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

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

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,
Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
24 May 1803
Biologist

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Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician
Pierre-André LatreillePierre-André Latreille
29 November 1762
Zoologist

Paul LévyPaul Lévy
15 September 1886
Mathematician

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

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,

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

Henri LebesgueHenri Lebesgue
28 June 1875
Mathematician

Étienne-Jules MareyÉtienne-Jules Marey
05 March 1830
Scientist
Conrad SchlumbergerConrad Schlumberger
02 October 1878
Geophysicist

Élie CartanÉlie Cartan
09 April 1869
Mathematician

Antoine Laurent de JussieuAntoine Laurent de Jussieu
12 April 1748
Botanist

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

Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865
Mathematician
Urbain Le VerrierUrbain Le Verrier
11 March 1811
Astronomer

Camille JordanCamille Jordan
05 January 1838
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor
Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge
09 May 1746
Mathematician

Émile BorelÉmile Borel
07 January 1871
Mathematician, Politician, University teacher
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Henri Louis Le ChatelierHenri Louis Le Chatelier
08 October 1850
Chemist
Jean-Henri FabreJean-Henri Fabre
21 December 1823
Entomologist

Albert CalmetteAlbert Calmette
12 July 1863
Physician

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

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

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist
Bernard Germain de LacépèdeBernard Germain de Lacépède
26 December 1756
Naturalist

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
09 June 1861
Historian

Joseph LiouvilleJoseph Liouville
 

Jean-Victor PonceletJean-Victor Poncelet
 
Jean RostandJean Rostand
30 October 1894
Philosopher, Biologist, Writer

Pierre Paul Emile RouxPierre Paul Emile Roux
17 December 1853
Physician
Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot
21 April 1774
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil

Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot
25 October 1827
Chemist

Antoine Augustin CournotAntoine Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher
Antoine-Augustin CournotAntoine-Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801
Philosopher

Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
22 April 1797
Physicist
Sergei WinogradskySergei Winogradsky
01 September 1856
Microbiologist

Charles FriedelCharles Friedel
12 March 1832
Chemist

Jacques Philippe Marie BinetJacques Philippe Marie Binet
 
Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau
23 September 1819
Physicist, Astronomer

Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
21 May 1792
Mathematician
Gaspard-Gustave de CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
 

Xavier BichatXavier Bichat
14 November 1771
Medical doctor

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician

Michel AdansonMichel Adanson
07 April 1727
Botanist
Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
22 December 1872
Veterinarian
Édouard LucasÉdouard Lucas
 

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
28 February 1877
Archaeologist

Auguste BravaisAuguste Bravais
23 August 1811
Physicist

Olinde RodriguesOlinde Rodrigues
 
Michel ChaslesMichel Chasles
 

Charles Frédéric GerhardtCharles Frédéric Gerhardt
21 August 1816
French chemist

François MagendieFrançois Magendie
06 October 1783
Physiologist

Jean-Robert ArgandJean-Robert Argand
 

Jean Charles Athanase PeltierJean Charles Athanase Peltier
22 February 1785
Physicist
Jean-Baptiste DumasJean-Baptiste Dumas
14 July 1800
Chemist

Gaston PlantéGaston Planté
22 April 1834
Physicist
Thomas Jan StieltjesThomas Jan Stieltjes
29 December 1856
Mathematician

Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763
Pharmacist
Émile PicardÉmile Picard
24 July 1856
Mathematician
Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757
Chemist