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Emily du Chatalet. Siyeda Daniels. Gabrielle-Emilie Le T onnelier de Breteuil. Born December 17 th 1706. Duaghter to Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (see right) and Gabrielle Anne de Froulay

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Emily du chatalet

Emily du Chatalet

Siyeda Daniels

Gabrielle emilie le t onnelier de breteuil
Gabrielle-Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil

  • Born December 17th 1706.

  • Duaghter to Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (see right) and Gabrielle Anne de Froulay

  • Her father, Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, was and official of the court of Luis XIV at Versailles.


  • When Gabrielle-Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil was nine, her family moved from Versailles to and estate in Paris.

  • Le Tonnelier de Breteuil was tall and strong.

  • She was described as being very energetic and clumsy.

  • Teenage Emilie

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  • Married Marquise Florent-Claude Chastellet on The 20th of June in 1725.

  • He was named govenor of Semuren Auxois in Burgundy and had little time to spend with Gabrielle-Emilie Madame la Marquise du Chastellet.

Emily du chatalet

  • du Chastellet’s husband supported her pursuit of knowledge and encouraged her to expand upon her knowledge.

  • Du Chastellet favored philosophy science and mathematics.

Emily du chatalet

  • Around 1734, Du Chastellet met Voltaire who gave her the nick name Emilie du Chatelet.

  • Du Chatelet had already had many lovers by this time including her math tutor Pierre Louis Maupertuis(see right).




Discours sur le bonheur

Examen des Livres du Nouveau Testament

Examen de la Genèse

  • Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu (1st edition, 1739; 2nd edition, 1744)

  • Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle par feue Madame la Marquise du Châtelet (1st edition, 1756; 2nd edition, 1759)

  • Institutions de physique (1st edition, 1740; 2nd edition, 1742)

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Work cited

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  •  "Emilie Du Chatelet 1706 - 1749, Voltaire,." Emilie Du Chatelet 1706 - 1749, Voltaire,. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.women-philosophers.com/Emilie-du-Chatelet.html>.

  •  "Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier De Breteuil Du Chatelet - and Voltaire." Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier De Breteuil Du Chatelet - and Voltaire. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.visitvoltaire.com/emilie_du_chatelet_bio.htm>.

  •  "Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier De Breteuil Marquise Du Châtelet." Chatelet Biography. School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Chatelet.html>.