Pierre Jaquet-Droz

Updated: 05/22/2018 by Computer Hope

Pierre Jaquet-DrozName: Pierre Jaquet-Droz

Born: 1721

Death: 1790 (Age: 69)

Computer-related contributions

  • Swiss-born watchmaker and inventor living in France who is noted for his designs of animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer.