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Caus, Caulx or Cauls, Salomon de, engineer, was born in 1576 at Dieppe. In a work published in 1615 he describes a mechanism for driving up water by a steam fountain, on which is based by some a claim that he anticipated the invention of the steam-engine. He was architect to the King of France from 1623 till his death in Paris in 1626, having previously been in the service of the Prince of Wales, and of the Elector Palatine at Heidelberg.