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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. 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)
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Description

Commemorative plaque with portrait.

Inscription(s)

DENIS PAPIN
ordentlicher professor
für mathematik und physik
an der philipps universität
zu marburg von 1688 bis 1695

denis papin konstruierte in
marburg die erste zentrifu-
galpumpe (1689) und die erste
kolbendampfmaschine (1690)
er leitete damit das 100 jahre
später mit der ersten dampf-
maschine beginnende zeit-
alter der technik ein
DENIS PAPIN
ordinary professor
for mathematics and physics
at Philipps University
in Marburg from 1688 to 1695

Denis Papin constructed in
Marburg the first centrifu-
gal pump (1689) and the first
piston steam engine (1690)
He initiated the age of technology
that began 100 years later
with the first steam engine

Signature

W.S.

Sculptor

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Location (N 50°48'29" - E 8°46'19")

Item Code: dehs254; Photograph: 8 October 2018
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