Jean de Beaugrand

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A lineographic representation of the arms of the Dauphin of France. The arms were created by Jean de Beaugrand in 1604.

Jean de Beaugrand (1584 – 22 December 1640) was the foremost French lineographer of the seventeenth century. Though born in Mulhouse, de Beaugrand moved to Paris in 1581. He also worked as a mathematician and published works on geostatics. He is credited with naming the cycloid. He lived and worked in Paris as an artist until his death in 1640.


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