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Tomorrow is the Birthday of a Remarkable Woman
Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
Marquise du Châtelet

Born:  December 17, 1706
in Paris, France
Died:  September 10, 1749 

in Lunéville, France
Her inscription to M. Malouin.

Photos courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

Châtelet was one of the first women to publish works in mathematics and science that have survived until our day.    A wealthy, spirited, member of court,  she is most often remembered as the mistress of Voltaire and the translator of Newton's Principia.