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List of notable or famous scientists from France, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in France and even some popular scientists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from France is included when available.

List people range from Marie Curie to Jean-Paul Marat.

This historic scientists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from France?" These prominent scientists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French scientists.

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Albert Aftalion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from France
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Albert Abram Aftalion was a French Jewish economist. He taught at the Paris University. He co-founded the academic journal Revue économique in 1950 and presided over its board of directors. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1874-1956)

Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria

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Albert Calmette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from France
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Léon Charles Albert Calmette ForMemRS was a French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist, and an important officer of the Pasteur Institute. He discovered the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, an attenuated form of Mycobacterium used in the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis. He also developed the first antivenom for snake venom, the Calmette's serum. ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1863-1933)

Birthplace: Nice, France

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Albert Châtelet was a French politician and mathematician. Châtelet was a student at the École Normale Supérieure from 1905 to 1908, succeeding to the Agrégation in 1908. After earning a doctorate in 1911 and serving first in the health service, then in a ballistic research unit during the First World War, Châtelet became a lecturer at École centrale de Lille and a professor at Université de Lille, rising to the rank of Vice-Chancellor by 1924. After thirteen years of chancellorship he was appointed as the Director of Secondary Education by the Ministry of National Education, where he served under Jean Zay until 1940. In 1945 he joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Paris, ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1883-1960)

Birthplace: Valhuon, France

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Alberte Pullman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from France
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Alberte Pullman. She was a theoretical and quantum chemist. She studied at the Sorbonne starting in 1938. During her studies she worked on calculations at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. From 1943 she worked with Raymond Daudel. She completed her doctorate in 1946. On his return from war service in 1946, she married Bernard Pullman. She and her husband worked together until his death in 1996. Together they wrote several books including Quantum Biochemistry, Interscience Publishers, 1963. Their work in the 1950s and 1960s was the beginning of the new field of Quantum Biochemistry. They pioneered the application of quantum chemistry to predicting the carcinogenic properties of ...more

Age: 98