Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval

French general

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1715

Place of Birth: Amiens, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 09-May-1789

Profession: military personnel, engineer, combat engineer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval

  • Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval (15 September 1715 – 9 May 1789) was a French artillery officer and engineer who revolutionized French cannon, creating a new production system that allowed lighter, more uniform guns without sacrificing range.
  • His Gribeauval system superseded the de Vallière system.
  • These guns proved essential to French military victories during the Napoleonic wars.
  • Gribeauval is credited as the earliest known advocate for interchangeability of gun parts.
  • He is thus one of the principal influences on the later development (over many decades by many people) of interchangeable manufacture.

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