Find out more about the greatest French Astronomers, including Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Pope Sylvester II, Charles Messier and Pierre Janssen.
Pierre-Simon LaplacePierre-Simon Laplace
23 March 1749
Scientist
Charles MessierCharles Messier
26 June 1730
Astronomer

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Joseph Louis LagrangeJoseph Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician and Astronomer

Guillaume Le GentilGuillaume Le Gentil
 

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange
25 January 1736
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Politician,
Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson
21 June 1781
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

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

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi
22 January 1592
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

Urbain Le VerrierUrbain Le Verrier
11 March 1811
Astronomer, Mathematician, Politician
Jean Sylvain BaillyJean Sylvain Bailly
15 September 1736
Astronomer, Politician, Mathematician

Camille FlammarionCamille Flammarion
26 February 1842
astronomer, writer, balloonist, science fiction
Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
17 July 1698
astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist

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

GersonidesGersonides
1288 AD
astronomer, rabbi, mathematician, philosopher
Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau
23 September 1819
Physicist, Astronomer

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
 
Pierre JanssenPierre Janssen
 

Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
 

Jérôme LalandeJérôme Lalande
 
Oronce FinéOronce Finé
 

Jean PicardJean Picard
 
Pierre MéchainPierre Méchain
 

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
 

Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini
08 June 1625
 

Nicolas Louis de LacailleNicolas Louis de Lacaille
15 March 1713
French astronomer
Pierre Jules César JanssenPierre Jules César Janssen
22 February 1824
French astronomer