Johannes Gutenberg designed and constructed the printing press despites an initial reference made during a lawsuit by the heirs of his financial bankers in 1439. Continue reading
In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines. After three years of effort and 50 prototypes, he built 20 finished machines (called Pascal’s calculators and later Pascalines) over the following 10 years, establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.
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Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer and Catholic Theologian
June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand, France
August 19, 1662, Paris, France
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Suger’s family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. In 1091, at the age of ten, Suger was given as an oblate to the abbey of St. Denis, where he began his education. He trained at the priory of Saint-Denis de l’Estrée, and there first met the future king Louis VI of France. From 1104 to 1106, Suger attended another school, perhaps that attached to the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire. In 1106 he became secretary to the abbot of Saint-Denis. In the following year he became provost of Berneval in Normandy, and in 1109 of Toury. In 1118, Louis VI sent Suger to the court of Pope Gelasius II at Maguelonne (at Montpellier, Gulf of Lyon), and he lived from 1121 to 1122 at the court of Gelasius’s successor, Calixtus II.
On his return from Maguelonne, Suger became abbot of St-Denis. Until 1127, he occupied himself at court mainly with the temporal affairs of the kingdom, while during the following decade he devoted himself to the reorganization and reform of St-Denis. In 1137, he accompanied the future king, Louis VII, into Aquitaine on the occasion of that prince’s marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine, and during the Second Crusade served as one of the regents of the kingdom (1147–1149). He bitterly opposed the king’s divorce, having himself advised the marriage. Although he disapproved of the Second Crusade, he himself, at the time of his death, had started preaching a new crusade.
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1081, Chennevières-lès-Louvres, France
January 13, 1151, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
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Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading
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Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France was built in the Gothic style as founded by King Dagobert I in 7th Century and rebuilt by Abbot Suger in 1144. Continue reading