Denis Papin

1647 - 1712

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Denis Papin FRS (French pronunciation: ​[dəni papɛ̃]; 22 August 1647 – 26 August 1713) was a French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the pressure cooker and of the steam engine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Papin has received more than 208,628 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Denis Papin is the 24th most popular inventor (down from 21st in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from France (down from 237th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Inventor.

Denis Papin was a physicist and inventor who is most famous for inventing the pressure cooker.

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Among inventors, Denis Papin ranks 24 out of 355Before him are Nicéphore Niépce, Samuel Colt, Thomas Newcomen, Werner von Siemens, Antonio Meucci, and Karl Ferdinand Braun. After him are George Westinghouse, Bartolomeo Cristofori, James Naismith, John Logie Baird, Robert Fulton, and Adolphe Sax.

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Among people born in 1647, Denis Papin ranks 1After him are Pierre Bayle, Maria Sibylla Merian, Margaret Mary Alacoque, John George III, Elector of Saxony, Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, Suleiman of Persia, Giovanni Ceva, Constantine Phaulkon, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Elisabeth Hevelius, and Petter Dass. Among people deceased in 1712, Denis Papin ranks 1After him are Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Richard Cromwell, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Bahadur Shah I, Nicolas Catinat, Tokugawa Ienobu, and Jan van der Heyden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Denis Papin ranks 282 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Henry I of France (1008), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Isabella of France (1295), Prosper Mérimée (1803), and Joseph Fouché (1759). After him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Anne of Brittany (1477), Jean Marais (1913), John I of France (1316), and Gabriel Fauré (1845).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Denis Papin ranks 5Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Louis Braille (1809), Louis Daguerre (1787), and Nicéphore Niépce (1765). After him are Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas Appert (1749), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), and Alphonse Bertillon (1853).