Hubert Gautier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hubert Gautier

French civil engineer

Date of Birth: 21-Aug-1660

Place of Birth: Nîmes, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 27-Sep-1737

Profession: engineer, civil engineer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Hubert Gautier

  • Henri Gautier, sometimes called Hubert Gautier (21 August 1660 – 27 September 1737) was a French engineer.
  • He was born in NĂ®mes, France. Gautier initially trained as a medical doctor, turning to mathematics and finally engineering.
  • He served as an engineer for 28 years in the province of Languedoc.
  • He was appointed Inspecteur gĂ©nĂ©ral des ponts et chaussĂ©es in 1713, and moved to Paris where he continued working until his retirement in 1731. In 1716, he wrote the first book on building bridges, TraitĂ© des ponts. The contractors do not hesitate to enrich themselves at the expense of the King or of those who work for them; & the engineers or inspectors of the works, on the contrary, have only in mind the honesty with which they act and to be highly esteemed; & they do not hesitate to regard the former as their enemies, when they are unfaithful. Gautier wrote several published works on engineering, civil engineering and geology.
  • He died in Paris, France at the age of 77.

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