Famous Scientists from France

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
    Dec. at 81 (1874-1956)
    • Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria
    Albert Abram Aftalion (October 21, 1874, Rusçuk, Ottoman Empire – December 6, 1956, Geneva, Switzerland) was a French economist. He taught at the Paris University (1925–1939). He co-founded the ...more
  • Albert Calmette
    Dec. at 70 (1863-1933)
    • Birthplace: Nice, France
    Léon Charles Albert Calmette ForMemRS (12 July 1863 – 29 October 1933) was a French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist, and an important officer of the Pasteur Institute. He discovered the ...more
  • Albert Châtelet
    Dec. at 76 (1883-1960)
    • Birthplace: Valhuon, France
    Albert Châtelet (24 October 1883 – 30 June 1960) was a French politician and mathematician.
  • Alberte Pullman (née Bucher) (August 26, 1920 – January 7, 2011). She was a theoretical and quantum chemist. She studied at the Sorbonne starting in 1938. During her studies she worked on ...more
  • Alfred Joseph Naquet
    Dec. at 82 (1834-1916)
    • Birthplace: Carpentras, France
    Alfred Joseph Naquet (6 October 1834 – 10 November 1916), was a French chemist and politician.
  • Alphonse Milne-Edwards
    Dec. at 64 (1835-1900)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Alphonse Milne-Edwards (Paris, 13 October 1835 – Paris, 21 April 1900) was a French mammalologist, ornithologist and carcinologist. He was English in origin, the son of Henri Milne-Edwards and ...more