Athanase Dupré

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Louis Victoire Athanase Dupré (28 December 1808 – 10 August 1869) was a French mathematician and physicist noted for his 1860s publications on the mechanical theory of heat (thermodynamics); work that was said to have inspired the publications of engineer Francois Massieu and his Massieu functions; which in turn inspired the work of American engineer Willard Gibbs and his fundamental equations.