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Jean André Lepaute
Clockmaker to Louis XV of France. French clockmaker and older brother of Jean-Baptiste Lepaute. The Lepaute family was an important watchmaking dynasty throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.The tower clocks he built from 1748 were driven by horizontal mechanisms, reprising...