Charles-Nicolas Peaucellier

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Grave in Dillingen/Saar 1919-1929
Grave in Wallerfangen since 1929

Charles-Nicolas Peaucellier (16 June 1832 – 4 October 1919)[1] was a French engineer who graduated from the École polytechnique. He made a career in the French army and was promoted to général de division in 1888.

He is best known for the Peaucellier–Lipkin linkage which was partly named after him.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ [1] Leonore
  2. ^ Mathematical tutorial of the Peaucellier–Lipkin linkage
  3. ^ How to draw a straight line by Daina Taimina
  4. ^ Note sur le Losange Articulé du Commandant du Génie Peaucellier, destiné a remplacer le Parallélogramme de Watt (in French)