Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
|Birthplace:||Paris, Ile-de-France, France|
Daughter of Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier, baron de Breteuil and Gabrielle Anne de Froulay
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About Emilie du Châtelet
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"