French Academy of Sciences

learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research

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.

Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667
The Institut de France in Paris where the Academy is housed

People of the AcademyEdit

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

PresidentsEdit

TreasurersEdit

Permanent secretariesEdit

Mathematical Sciences and then Mathematical Sciences and PhysicsEdit

Physical SciencesEdit

Chemistry and BiologyEdit