Charles Joseph Minard – 17th Century Infographics Specialist

Apr 29, 2011

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minard_lg1Born in 1781, <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Joseph_Minard” target=”_blank”>Charles Joseph Minard</a> is noted for his “inventions” in the infomation visualisation. Some of his visualisation include:
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<li style=”text-align: left;”>The progress if Napoleon’s Army vs Distance vs Temperature in the Russian Campaign of 1812</li>
<li style=”text-align: left;”>The Origin of Cattle destined for Paris</li>
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Charles was trained as a civil engineer. <a href=”http://cartographia.wordpress.com/” target=”_blank”>Cartographia</a> has a good list of Minard’s work.