Claude de Jouffroy d'Abbans
Claude de Jouffroy d'Abbans (Claude François Dorothée de Jouffroy d'Abbans)
French steamboat pioneer.
Born 30 September 1751 in Roches-sur-Rognon (Roches-Bettaincourt), Champagne.
Died 18 July 1832 in Paris.
1776 Developed a 13-metre steamboat, the Palmipède, which sailed on the Doubs in June and July 1776.
1783 Made a paddle steamer named the Pyroscaphe, which was demonstrated on the Saône.