French luthier Charles Jacquot was born in Mirecourt in 1804 and died in Paris in 1880. He began an apprenticeship with Didier Nicolas in 1819, then moved to Nancy, France in 1823.
Jacquot established his own business in 1827 and married into the family of J. B. Vuillaume, when he wedded Vuillaume's sister. In 1857, Jacquot left his Nancy workshop to his son Pierre Charles Jacquot (1828-1900) and moved to Paris, where he continued to build instruments, and assisted in the development of the Paris Conservatory Instrument Museum, founded in 1861. Charles Jacquot's instruments won several awards in World's Fairs held in Paris and London between 1849 and 1866. His grandson Étienne Jacquot (1853-1929) also became a notable maker.