Jean Dassier

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Jean Dassier
Born(1676-08-17)August 17, 1676 or (1676-10-17)October 17, 1676
Geneva, Republic of Geneva
DiedNovember 12, 1763(1763-11-12) (aged 87)
NationalityRepublic of Geneva
Medallion depicting Daniel François de Gélas de Lautrec by Jean Dassier, 1738

Jean Dassier (August or October 17, 1676 – November 12, 1763) was a Genevan engraver and medallist.

Dassier was born in Geneva, and his father was the official Mint Engraver for the Republic of Geneva. In 1703 Dassier married Anne Prevost-Gaudy, and they had two sons. He studied in Paris with Jean Mauger and Joseph Roettiers, and he became an assistant to his father. In 1712 Dassier was admitted as a master in the guild of goldsmiths. In 1720 he succeeded his father as the official engraver for Geneva. He was appointed to the Council of Two Hundred in 1738. Dassier died on November 12, 1763.

On his death, his son Jacques-Antoine Dassier took over as the chief engraver of Geneva currency.


  • Émile Haag: The Protestant France - 1855
  • William Eisler: The medals Dassier Skira Geneva 2009
  • Some content translated from the corresponding French Wikipedia article

External links[edit]

  • "Dassier". SIKART dictionary and database.