Emilie Du Chatelet
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Emilie du Chatelet
Emilie du Chatelet grew up in a society where there were not many
education opportunities for women. She was born in Paris on December 17, 1706
and grew up in a household where marriage was the only way one could improve
their place in society. During her early childhood, Emilie began to show such
promise in the area of academics that soon she was able to convince her father
that she was a genius who needed attention. Provided with good education, she
studied and soon mastered Latin, Italian and English. She also studied Tasso,
Virgil, Milton and other great scholars of the time.
In spite of her talents in the area of languages, her true love was
mathematics. Her study in this area was encouraged be a family friend, M. de
Mezieres, who recognized her talent. Emilie's work in mathematics was rarely
original or as captivating as that of other female mathematicians but it was
At the age of nineteen she...
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