1786 – Born on February 26th in Estagel, Roussillon, France. French physicist who discovered the principle of the production of magnetism by rotation of a nonmagnetic conductor.
– His scientific achievements were mainly in the fields of astronomy, magnetism, and optics.
1803 – He entered the Polytechnic.
– Working with Augustin Fresnel, he discovered that two beams of light polarized in perpendicular directions do not interfere, leading to the transverse theory of light waves.
1804 – Became secretary to the Paris Observatory.
1811 – He invented the polariscope and later developed a polarimeter, which he used in several astronomical studies.
1830 – Became the chief director to the Paris Observatory.
– He took a prominent part in the July Revolution.
1848 – He was a member of the provisional government.
1853 – Died on October 2nd in Paris.