French Academy of Sciences

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Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667

The French Academy of Sciences (French: Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV. Its aim was to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. It was involved with many of the important scientific developments in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is one of the earliest academies of sciences.

The Institut de France in Paris where the academy is housed

People of the Academy[change | change source]

Here are some incomplete lists of the officers of the academy.

Presidents[change | change source]

Treasurers[change | change source]

Permanent secretaries[change | change source]

Mathematical Sciences and then Mathematical Sciences and Physics[change | change source]

Physical Sciences[change | change source]

Chemistry and Biology[change | change source]