Mathematician, engineer and author. Member, Commission des Sciences et des Arts, l'Institut de France (Académie des Sciences), l'Institut d'Egypte.
Child prodigy who invented a water turbine at age 10. Oversaw planning and construction of the Amiens and Ourcq canals. Led a cultural and scientific expedition to Upper Egypt, in 1799.
Great-Grandfater of Nobel Prize winner Charles Richet.
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.