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Georges Claude

1870 - 1960

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Georges Claude (24 September 1870 – 23 May 1960) was a French engineer and inventor. He is noted for his early work on the industrial liquefaction of air, for the invention and commercialization of neon lighting, and for a large experiment on generating energy by pumping cold seawater up from the depths. He has been considered by some to be "the Edison of France". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Claude has received more than 142,598 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Georges Claude is the 170th most popular inventor (up from 195th in 2019), the 2,161st most popular biography from France (up from 2,390th in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Inventor.

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Among inventors, Georges Claude ranks 170 out of 354Before him are Edwin Howard Armstrong, Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Charles Cros, David Edward Hughes, Siegfried Marcus, and Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva. After him are Shigeo Shingo, George Washington, Ottaviano Petrucci, Peter Henlein, Hubert Cecil Booth, and Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky.

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Among people born in 1870, Georges Claude ranks 61Before him are Vítězslav Novák, Alexandre Benois, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Herbert Kilpin, François Georges-Picot, and Reginald Lee. After him are Kitaro Nishida, Masabumi Hosono, Guillaume Lekeu, Géza Maróczy, Leonid Krasin, and Saki. Among people deceased in 1960, Georges Claude ranks 59Before him are José Antonio Aguirre, Alexandre Benois, Abram Ioffe, James Montgomery Flagg, Edwin Fischer, and John B. Kelly Sr.. After him are Maurice de Broglie, Feroze Gandhi, Hans Wilsdorf, Bruno Loerzer, August Kopff, and Józef Haller.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Claude ranks 2,161 out of 6,011Before him are Carle Vernet (1758), Alexis Korner (1928), Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686), Yann Tiersen (1970), Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948), and Marcel Camus (1912). After him are Peter Nolasco (1180), Amadeus V, Count of Savoy (1249), William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (935), Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), and Maurice Sarrail (1856).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Georges Claude ranks 26Before him are Henri Giffard (1825), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Louis Le Prince (1841), Joseph Monier (1823), Guillaume Amontons (1663), and Charles Cros (1842). After him are Charles Xavier Thomas (1785), Édouard Branly (1844), Wan Hu (1510), Georges Hébert (1875), Émile Baudot (1845), and François Isaac de Rivaz (1752).