French engineer; born at Verdun Feb. 22, 1833. Educated at his native town, the lycée at Metz, and the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures at Paris, he graduated as engineer in 1856. Joining the firm of Degousé & Laurent, architects, he resided in the French capital and took an active part in the defense of Paris as captain of the volunteer engineer corps during the Franco-Pussian war. In 1878 he established himself in Paris, founding the house of Edouard Lippmann & Company. He became especially interested in the boring of deep wells (one bored by his firm at the Place Herbert at Paris was 718 meters deep), especially petroleum-wells, and in the building of bridges, canals, and roads in various parts of the world.
Lippmann has published several essays in the professional papers, especially in the "Genie Civil," and is the author of "Petit Traité de Sondage." He has received several honorable mentions at the international expositions; e.g., at Amsterdam in 1883, and at Paris in 1867, 1878, 1889, and 1900.
Lippmann is an officer of the Legion of Honor.
- Curinier, Dict. Nat. ii. 127.