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Claude Burdin (19 March 1788 – 12 November 1873) was a French engineer. Born in Lépin-le-Lac, Savoie he was professor at the school of mines in Saint-Étienne.[1] He proposed the concept and developed the term turbine from Latin turbo for whirlpool.


  1. ^ Carlisle, Rodney P. (2004-07-19). Scientific American inventions and discoveries. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-471-24410-4.