Pierre Vernier

1584 - 1638


Pierre Vernier was a French engineer best known for inventing the Vernier measuring scale.
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Honours awarded to Pierre Vernier
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Paris street namesRue Vernier (17th Arrondissement)


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
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