Tag: France

Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet was a French mathematician and a famed lover of the controversial playwright Voltaire. Her scientific work includes what is still considered the definitive French translation of Newton’s Principia. Yet after her death, Émilie was all but forgotten, and if she was remembered at all, her achievements...

Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV

Madame de Pompadour, was the mistress, King Louis XV of France. Yet, as this post will show, she was much more than her Royal title. She was a friend, advisors and confidant, to the king and remained so even when they ceased to be lovers. Read on to find...