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Émilie du Châtelet. 1706 -1749. By: Chanise Davis. Early Life. Gabriell-ÉmilieLeTonnelier de Breteuil du Châtelet Lomont was born in 1706 Her parents were Alexandra Elizabeth de Froulay and Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil

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By chanise davis

Émilie du Châtelet

1706 -1749

By: Chanise Davis


Early life

Early Life

  • Gabriell-ÉmilieLeTonnelier de Breteuil du Châtelet Lomont was born in 1706

  • Her parents were Alexandra Elizabeth de Froulay and Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil

  • As she got older, she began to study with the help of tutors as well as on her own


Scientific achievements

Scientific Achievements

  • Corrected the formula of the great scientist Sir Isaac Newton

  • The inspiration of Albert Einstein’s discovery (E=mc²) being fueled by Emilie’s work

    Original- (Eamv) Emilie’s- (Eamv²)


Interesting fact 1

Interesting Fact #1

Emilie once dressed as a man in order to be included in an intellectual conversation.


Interesting fact 2

Interesting Fact #2

Emilie learned Latin, German, Italian and some Spanish

Ave!

Guten Tag!

Bonjour!

¡Hola!

Buon Giorno!


Interesting fact 3

Interesting Fact #3

Emilie first met her late husband, Voltaire,

as a young child!!


Interesting fact 4

Interesting Fact #4

Emilie helped her late husband and teacher, Voltaire, write his book “Elements of the Philosophy of Newton,” which he published after her death.


Interesting fact 5

Interesting Fact #5

Emilie’s mother was not very proud of her, in the sense that she did not behave like a young lady was “supposed to.”


Conclusion

Conclusion

In conclusion, Emilie lived a fulfilling life the way she wanted to. She wasn’t the typical young woman of France, but her scientific achievements make up for that. If she had not lived such a short life, she probably would have made more shocking discoveries that would have fueled the minds of scientists that followed her work.


References

References

http://www.women-philosophers.com

http://www.humantouchofchemistry.com

http://media.jefferson.k12.ky.us

http://mrsvesseymathematicians.wikispaces.com

http://www.visitvoltaire.com


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