Émilie Du Châtelet
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Who is Émilie Du Châtelet?
émilie Du Châtelet a.k.a. Émilie du Châtelet: Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet was a French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment. Her crowning achievement is considered to be her translation and commentary on Isaac Newton's work Principia Mathematica. The translation, published posthumously in 1759, is still considered the standard French translation.
- also known as Emilie du Chatelet; Emilie, Marquise du Chatelet
- born on (309 years ago) in Paris, child of Louis Nicolas le Tonnelier de Breteuil
- nationality: France
- profession: Physicist, scientist, mathematician, writer
- parent of Louis Marie Florent du Châtelet
- died on (266 years ago) in Lunéville
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