Conté, Nicolas-Jacques

Scholar, 1755 - 1805

Portrait of Nicolas Jacques Conté (1755-1805), Physician and Chemist

Conté, Nicolas-Jacques: Portraitist, engineer and professor, Conté directed the Ecole nationale aérostatique of Meudon during the Revolution. Inventor of a pencil with artificial lead, he became one of the first professors at the Conservatoire des arts et métiers: he embodied the desire for education and the popularization of knowledge during the Revolution.

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