Papin, Denis. Born in Blois, France, 1647. A celebrated mathematician and physicist. From 1687-1696, professor of mathematics in the University of Marburg. He was one of the early inventors of the steam engine, and made may other discoveries in physical science. A statue to his memory was erected at Blois in 1880. Died at Marburg in Hesse-Cassel, 1712.