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Papin, Denislocked

(1647–1712?)
  • Anita McConnell

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Papin, Denis (1647–1712?), natural philosopher, was born in August 1647 in Blois, France, and baptized there on 22 August at the temple of Haut-Bourg St Jean, the fourth of the thirteen children of Denis Papin and his wife, Marie, née Pineau. His father was a royal counsellor and district revenue collector, his mother's forebears were medical practitioners, and both his parents held property. The extended family was staunchly protestant, a religion which was tolerated during ...

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