Louis Léon Pagot (1678 -1754)
was a really fascinating person in our Telecom History.
1671 both of his grandfathers became business partners and bought our old Paris mansion throw the villeroy family. They développés a company which became « la poste royale de France au service de Louis XIV » , the royal French Postal services for king Louis XIV.
The Pagot and Rouille family had an extraordinary sense for telecommunications and organized a network which had in the 1730s
900 post relais located all over France and northern Italy.
Louis Leon Pagot had to calculate travel distances for his horses without the help of phones or electricity. His passion for his job gave him the idea to build and to collect all kinds of instruments which were the foundation of his « cabinet de curiosités » His cabinet attracted many fascinating people to our old building and his country houses. The most famous one might have been Pierre Le Grand, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia visiting Paris in 1717.
Louis Léon Pagot had a mail exchange Partner who operated a different postal network based in Brussels and in Francfort. His partner is the link between the past and present telecom activities of our old building ....
Times on the confinement were a great moment to study our fascinating Cremerie de Paris history ...
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