Guillaume Boutheroue

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Guillaume Boutheroue was a French engineer who completed the Briare Canal, originated by Hugues Cosnier.[1]

In 1623, he was the Poor Rate and Tax Collector at Beaugency.[1]

In 1638, along with his brother-in-law Jacques Guyon, he obtained letters patent from Louis XIII allowing them to complete the Canal de Briare. The canal was completed in 1642.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c Lance Day, Ian McNeil, ed. (1996). Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-19399-0. 
  2. ^ Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea. Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780713904710.