Adam de Craponne

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Adam de Craponne.

Adam de Craponne (French: [adɑ̃ də kʁapɔn]; 1526–1576) was a French engineer.


Born in 1526 in Salon-de-Provence, between 1557 and 1558, Craponne built the channel bearing his name. The Canal de Craponne enabled irrigation of the desertic Crau with water coming from the Durance. Craponne personally funded the project, with the help of private partners, such as Nostradamus.

He died of poisoning in Nantes in 1576.

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