Craponne

Adam de CRAPONNE - (1526-1576) Engineercraponne

Adam de Craponne, born in Salon-de-Provence in 1526, who died of poisoning in Nantes in 1576, was a Provençal gentleman and a French engineer.

During the Renaissance, Adam de Craponne changed the destiny of Salon. To carry the water that the town needed, he designed a canal which, by deviating water from the Durance River, irrigated the town and the Crau plain, enabling incredible agricultural and economic development.

The town paid tribute to him for his work through a statue in 1854.

 

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