Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet
1706 - 1749

Émilie du Châtelet  French Scientist


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French Scientist Émilie du Châtelet was born Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil on 17th December, 1706 in Paris, France and passed away on 10th Sep 1749 Luneville, France aged 42. She is most remembered for Advocacy of Kinetic Energy. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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First Name Gabrielle
Middle Name Émille
Last Name Du Châtelet
Maiden Name Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
Full Name at Birth Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
Alternative Name Marquise du Châtelet
Birthday 17th December, 1706
Birthplace Paris, France
Died 10th September, 1749
Place of Death Luneville, France
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Nationality French
Occupation Text Mathematician and Physicist
Occupation Scientist
Claim to Fame Advocacy of Kinetic Energy
Father Louis Nicholas le Tonnelier de Breteuil

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet ( 17 December 1706  – 10 September 1749) was a French natural philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and author during the early 1730s until her untimely death due to childbirth in 1749. Her most recognized achievement is her translation of and commentary on Isaac Newton's 1687 book Principia containing basic laws of physics. The translation, published posthumously in 1756, is still considered the standard French translation today.
Her commentary includes a profound contribution to Newtonian mechanics—the postulate of an additional conservation law for total energy, of which kinetic energy of motion is one element. This led to her conceptualization of energy as such, and to derive its quantitative relationships to the mass and velocity of an object.

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