Claude Perrault

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Claude PerraultName: 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.

Publications

  • Recueil de plusieurs machines