Celebrating Denis Papin

The commune of Chitenay and the city of Blois in France are celebrating the three hundredth anniversary of the death of one of their sons, Denis Papin (22 August 1722 – exact date of death unknown) the inventor of the atmospheric steam engine, about whom I have blogged in the past.

You can read about the planned celebrations from 19th to 21rd July here in French. The Trevithick Society, who honour the memory of Richard Trevithick realiser of the high pressure steam engine and railway pioneer, have been invited to take part in the celebrations and you can read their account of the celebrations here in English.

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