Papin, Denis (16471712)

Papin, Denis, French physicist, born at Blois, practised medicine at Angers; came to England and assisted Boyle in his experiments, made a special study of the expansive power of steam and its motive power, invented a steam-digester with a safety-valve, since called after him, for cooking purposes at a high temperature; became professor of Mathematics at Marburg (16471712).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Papier-Mâche * Papinianus, Æmilius
Pantheism
Pantheon
Pantograph
Panurge
Panza, Sancho
Paoli, Pasquale de
Papal States
Paphos
Papias
Papier-Mâche
Papin, Denis
Papinianus, Æmilius
Papirius
Pappenheim, Count von
Pappus of Alexandria
Papuans
Papy`rus
Pará
Parable
Parabola
Paracelsus