Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (1706 - 1749)

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Birthplace: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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About Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil

Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Chatelet (17 December 1706, Paris – 10 September 1749, Lunéville) 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; published in 1759, ten years after her death, hers is still the standard translation in French.

Voltaire, one of her lovers, declared in a letter to his friend King Frederick II of Prussia that du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman"

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Emilie du Châtelet's Timeline

1706
December 17, 1706
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
1725
June 12, 1725
Age 18
1727
November 20, 1727
Age 20
Semur-en-Auxois, Côte-d'Or, Burgandy, France
1749
September 10, 1749
Age 42