Who came up with the metric unit?

The metric system - background knowledge    Content:       Old dimensions and units Rod, fathom, pound, ...     The meter Who came up with it? How did that happen?      The metric system in the classroom Everyone knows cubits and feet. Can you think of any other old dimensions? A somewhat "revolutionary" proposal!     The metric system PDF table with examples in different units (e.g. printing)      "Meter" at PTB Where does the strange fraction in the meter definition come from?