Denis Papin (Chitenay, France 1647 - c. 1712)
French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine. During his stay in Kassel, in 1704, he constructed a ship powered by his steam engine, mechanically linked to paddles. This made him the first to construct a steam-powered boat (or vehicle of any kind
Marble fountain with relief portrait of Papin, in a cartouche below "DENIS PAPIN 1706", and three shell basins, and on top a bronze statue of a nude male holding Papin's steam boat above his head.
(bronze statue) hans everding Fecit rom 1906
Geschaffen vom Kasseler Bildhauer
Hans Everding (1876-1914).
Er erinnert an den
Physiker Denis Papin (1647-1712),
der als Hugenotte nach Hessen geflohen,
in Kassel 1695-1707,
meist hier vor dem Ottoneum,
seine Versuche mit der Dampfkraft vornahm.
- Hans Everding (Gelsenkirchen 1876 - Kassel 1914),
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Location (N 51°18'47" - E 9°29'57")
Item Code: dehs142; Photograph: 12 August 2013
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