Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin

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Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin
Born 1791 (1791)
Died 1882 (aged 90–91)
Nationality French
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.[1]


  1. ^ Gibbon, John. The Artillerist's Manual. p. 125.