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Francesco Antonio Broccu
Italian artisan and inventor

Francesco Antonio Broccu

Francesco Antonio Broccu
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Intro Italian artisan and inventor
Is Inventor Artisan
From Italy
Field Arts Business
Gender male
Birth Gadoni
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Biography

Francesco Antonio Broccu (1797–1882), was an Italian artisan and inventor, born in Gadoni, Sardinia, regarded as the first developer of the Revolver, realised by him in 1833. He received a prize of 300 francs for his invention, but he did not patent it. His revolver was shown to the King Charles Albert of Sardinia in 1843. In 1835 a similar gun was patented by Samuel Colt.

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