Claude Perrault

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Claude Perrault

Name: Claude Perrault

Born: September 25, 1613, in Paris France

Death: 1688 (Age: 75)

Computer related contributions

  • French architect, physician, anatomist, inventor, and author.
  • Designed a calculating device, called Abaque Rhabdologique.
  • Designed several mechanical devices (a pendulum-controlled water clock, a pulley system to rotate the mirror of a reflecting telescope, etc.) and machines to overcome the effects of friction.

Significant publications

  • Recueil de plusieurs machines.