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Germany
Kassel
Stadt Kassel

Hessen

Steinweg 2
(Ottoneum)

Papin-Brunnen

Papin Fountain

Denis Papin (Chitenay, France 1647 - c. 1712)
French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine. During his stay in Kassel, in 1704, he constructed a ship powered by his steam engine, mechanically linked to paddles. This made him the first to construct a steam-powered boat (or vehicle of any kind
(Wikipedia)
Hans Everding
1906

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Description

Marble fountain with relief portrait of Papin, in a cartouche below "DENIS PAPIN 1706", and three shell basins, and on top a bronze statue of a nude male holding Papin's steam boat above his head.

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Inscription(s)

errichtet
vom
verschönerungsverein
1906

Signature

(bronze statue) hans everding Fecit rom 1906

Information Sign

Papin-Brunnen

Geschaffen vom Kasseler Bildhauer
Hans Everding (1876-1914).
Er erinnert an den
Physiker Denis Papin (1647-1712),
der als Hugenotte nach Hessen geflohen,
in Kassel 1695-1707,
meist hier vor dem Ottoneum,
seine Versuche mit der Dampfkraft vornahm.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°18'47" E 9°29'57"

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