Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis (1781–1863)

  • Marco CeccarelliEmail author
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 26)


Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis was among the first pupils of the newly-formed Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, after which he transferred his expertise to the University of Pavia in Italy where he enjoyed a long life of teaching activity. He contributed to the development of professional skills with the publication of a 9-volume handbook on machines that included his own classification and the first volume of technical terminology to be used in Europe in the 19th century.


Mechanical Device Machine Design Hydraulic Machine Machine Analysis Machine Classification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics DiCEMUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassino (FR)Italy

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