Étienne Mignot de Montigny

Étienne Mignot de Montigny (15 December 1714, in Paris – 6 May 1782) was a French engineer and geographer.

In the 1730s, he conducted research of textile industries in England, Switzerland and France. Subsequently, he was named a commissioner of the Ministry of Commerce. He was responsible for making improvements to industry and commerce through the application of new inventions and machinery. From 1758 to 1782 he was a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences. He was also an associate of the Prussian Academy of Sciences.[1]

With César-François Cassini de Thury and Charles Étienne Louis Camus, he published the Carte de la France.[1][2]

Associated works

  • Instruction et avis aux habitans des provinces méridionales de la France, sur la maladie putride et pestilentielle qui détruit le bétail, 1775 – Training and advice to the inhabitants of the southern provinces of France concerning the putrid and pestilential disease that destroys livestock.
  • Méthode d’apprêter les cuirs et les peaux, telle qu’on la pratique à la Louisiane, 1780 – Method of preparing hides and skins, as practiced in Louisiana.
  • Les voyageurs en Bretagne : voyage de Mignot de Montigny de l'Académie des Sciences en Bretagne, en 1752 (edition by Henri Bourde de La Rogerie, 1926) – The voyagers of Brittany; voyage of Mignot de Montigny in Brittany in 1752.[2][1]