Joseph Marie Jacquard 1752 - 1834
- born in:
- Lyons, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
1800 - invented a treadle loom; 1803 - invented a loom to weave fishing nets. 1804 - invented the Jacquard Loom. He was born Joseph Marie Charles but 'inherited' the nickname 'Jacquard' due to the extent of the Charles family.