Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Marquise du Châtelet

1706 - 1749

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Émilie du Châtelet was a French noblewoman who became important to mathematics as the translator of Newton's Principia.
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List of References (21 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Émilie du Châtelet
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Planetary featuresCrater du Chatelet on Venus


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Agnes Scott College
  1. Google books
  2. Ken Brown (Émilie du Châtelet's portraits)

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