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Gustave Eiffel

1832 - 1923

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (born Bonickhausen dit Eiffel; ; French pronunciation: ​[efɛl]; 15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923) was a French civil engineer. A graduate of the prestigious École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures of France, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Eiffel has received more than 1,696,847 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Gustave Eiffel is the most popular engineer, the 66th most popular biography from France (down from 49th in 2019) and the most popular French Engineer.

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Among ENGINEERS

Among engineers, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1 out of 325. After him are Gottlieb Daimler, Zhuge Liang, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Otto Lilienthal.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1832, Gustave Eiffel ranks 2Before him is Édouard Manet. After him are Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Among people deceased in 1923, Gustave Eiffel ranks 2Before him is Wilhelm Röntgen. After him are Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, Jaroslav Hašek, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Pancho Villa, John Venn, Warren G. Harding, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Eiffel ranks 66 out of 5,234. Before him are Michel Foucault (1926), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), and Henri Becquerel (1852). After him are Tacitus (54), Henri Bergson (1859), Charles Perrault (1628), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Louis the Pious (778), and Francis I of France (1494).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Gustave Eiffel ranks 1After him are Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), André Citroën (1878), Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Marcel Renault (1872), Marcel Dassault (1892), Henri Farman (1874), André Courrèges (1923), Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240), Henry Darcy (1803), and Paul Cornu (1881).

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