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Chappe, Claude (1763–1805)





Claude Chappe
French engineer who, with his brother, Ignace, invented a semaphore telegraph in 1791. During the French Revolutionary Wars they used their telegraph on towers to relay information about the state of the war between France and Austria, this method being much faster than other existing forms of communication.


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