Charles Joseph Minard

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Charles Joseph Minard (/mɪˈnɑːr/; French: [minaʁ]; 27 March 1781 – 24 October 1870) was a French civil engineer recognized for his significant contribution in the field of information graphics in civil engineering and statistics. Minard was, among other things, noted for his representation of numerical data on geographic maps, especially his flow maps.

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Charles Joseph Minard
Born27 March 1781
Dijon, France
Died24 October 1870(1870-10-24) (aged 89)
Bordeaux, France
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
Known forCarte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l'Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812–1813
Scientific career
FieldsCivil engineering and information graphics