François Marie Charles 1772-1837; Fr. socialist & reformer
Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph 1768-1830; Fr. mathematician & physicist
See Fourier in American Heritage Dictionary 4
French social theorist who believed that universal harmony could be achieved by reorganizing society into self-sustaining units called “phalanxes,” groups of 1,500 people who would share labor, wealth, and housing.
, Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph 1768-1830.
French mathematician and physicist who formulated a method for analyzing periodic functions and studied the conduction of heat.