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Claude-Louis Navier
Bust of Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
BornClaude Louis Marie Henri Navier
10 February 1785(1785-02-10)
Dijon, Kingdom of France
Died21 August 1836(1836-08-21) (aged 51)
Paris, July Monarchy
FieldsMathematical physics
InstitutionsÉcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
École polytechnique
French Academy of Science
Alma materÉcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Academic advisorsJoseph Fourier
Known forNavier–Stokes equations

Claude-Louis Navier (born Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier; French: [klod lwi maʁi ɑ̃ʁi navje]; 10 February 1785 – 21 August 1836), was a French engineer, mathematician and physicist. His works were based in continuum mechanics.

The Navier–Stokes equations are named after him and George Gabriel Stokes.