Leon Bollee

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Leon Bollee

Name: Leon Bollee

Born: 1870

Death: 1913 (Age: 43)

Computer-related contributions

  • French automobile manufacturer and inventor of one of the first calculators.
  • In 1887 Bollée began work on three calculating machines: the Direct Multiplier, the Calculating Board and the Arithmographe.
  • Bollée's Multiplier was the second successful direct-multiplying calculator (the first was Ramón Verea's) and it won a gold medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition.

Honors and awards

  • Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition for his calculator (1889).