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Oberkampf, Christophe Philippe

Born: 1738 AD
Died: 1814 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Industrialist

1738 – Born on the 11th of June in Wiesenbach, Germany.

1758 – He traveled to educate himself and initially worked in Mulhouse as an Engraver.

1759 – He proposed a partnership with the Swiss for the creation of a manufacture of printed cottons engraved wood boards in Jouy-in-Josas.

1783 – He received from the king the title of squire as well as the right to use arms and his device "Recte et vigilanter".

1806 – He obtained the gold medal at the industrial fair of the Louvre for its eminent role in the manufacture of painted Toiles.

       – He was awarded as the Legion of Honor by Napoleon l of France.

1815 – He died on the 6th of October in Jouy en Josas (today in Yvelines).