Benoît Fourneyron

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Benoît Fourneyron
BirthplaceSaint-Étienne, Loire
EducationÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne

Fourneyron, Benoît


Born 1802 in Saint-Etienne; died July 8, 1867, in Paris. French engineer.

In 1819, Fourneyron began working at the mines at Le Creusot. He designed a radial hydraulic turbine (French patent, 1832) and in 1836 established a turbine factory. Fourneyron was also known as a political figure; in 1848, after the revolution, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly.

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In 1827, French engineer Benoit Fourneyron developed a turbine capable of producing around six horsepower.
A French engineer, Benoit Fourneyron (1802-1867), heard his teacher talk of a new kind of waterwheel that he called a turbine (from a Latin word meaning "whirling").