Pierre Jaquet-Droz

Born Jul 28, 1721
Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. Constructed between 1768 and 1774 by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Lo...
Pierre Jaquet-Droz

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: Switzerland

Date of Birth

: July 28, 1721

Place of Birth

: La Chaux-de-Fonds

Date of Death

: November 28, 1790
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