Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin
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|Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin|
|Died||1882 (aged 90–91)
|Occupation||French Army general, inventor|
|Known for||Inventor of carabine à tige|
Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin (1791–1882) was a French Army general. He invented the carabine à tige ("stem rifle" or "pillar breech rifle"), based on a method by which muzzle-loading rifles could be easily and effectively loaded.
- Gibbon, John. The Artillerist's Manual. p. 125.
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